AP Removes Retouched Photos of Fidel Castro From Archive, Scrutinizing Other Official Castro Pics

Castro's son gave AP the originals after they suspected Cuba's news agency manipulated them


The Associated Press is eliminating from its archive seven Cuban government handout photos of Fidel Castro after determining some were digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear.

The images in question were released through the government-run Estudios Revolucion, an entity that distributes photos of Cuba's top leadership, during a recent Latin America and Caribbean summit in Havana. They were retransmitted by the AP and other international news organizations to clients around the world.