State media: Fidel Castro attends Cuban Communist congress

State media say Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is attending the closing ceremonies of the country's twice-a-decade Communist Party congress.

Unlike the opening ceremonies, the events are not being broadcast live on state television and government media so far are not publishing images of Castro, who is 89.

The congress has chosen the country's top two leaders, the first and second secretaries of the party, but the results were not made public by midmorning Tuesday.

Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years. State media broadcast a rare video of him in public after he visited a school on April 7.