By Christina Wilkie - 07/12/10 11:59 PM EDT
Cuban President Fidel Castro made an unusual fashion choice this week in some of the first published photos of him in more than a year.
The pictures, released this weekend, show the Cuban leader in a white Nike tracksuit with a visible breast pocket “swoosh” logo.
The most likely explanation for the banned tracksuit is that Castro imports his Nike gear from a non-embargoed nation. But rocking the “swoosh” logo may also be a subtle way for Castro to thumb his nose at the trade embargo while reminding the world of how well it is working.
Later this week Castro is scheduled to give a speech on the topic of how the United States is leading the world toward nuclear destruction. Hopefully, he’ll wear American apparel for that one, too.