HAVANA – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has met twice with the ailing 82-year-old Fidel Castro during a surprise 24-hour visit to Cuba.
Cuban state media says Chavez arrived Friday night on a working visit and was greeted by Fidel's younger brother President Raul Castro.
Venezuela's socialist leader - fresh off a referendum win that allows him to run for re-election - met with Fidel Castro Friday night and again shortly before departing Saturday.
There were no images of Chavez meeting with Fidel Castro, only with his younger brother.
Fidel has not been seen in public since mid-2006 when he underwent intestinal surgery and ceded power to Raul.