NBC 6, South Florida
POSTED: 8:37 am EDT August 24, 2007
Cuba's foreign minister said rumors about Fidel Castro's deteriorating health are untrue.
Felipe Perez Roque made the comments to reporters while attending the Forum for East Asia-Latin American Cooperation in Brazil.
Cubans were hoping Fidel would make a public appearance during his birthday celebrations nearly two weeks ago.
When asked if the 81-year-old Castro was still in charge of Cuban affairs, Roque said, "He is being informed and consulted constantly."