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Castro Clan Torn by Dysfunction and Disagreements (Fidel had 9+ kids)
Fox News ^ | November 26, 2016

Posted on 11/26/2016 7:47:26 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Fidel Castro's rule of nearly five decades split many a Cuban family between exile and solidarity with the communist revolution — including his own.

While brother Raul was his closest confidant and successor as president, sister Juana, exiled in south Florida, called Fidel a "monster" to whom she hadn't spoken in more than four decades.

Eldest son Fidelito, long Castro's only officially recognized child, was a nuclear scientist in Cuba. Eldest daughter Alina Fernandez, born from an affair with a married socialite who remained on the island decades later, blasted dad on exile radio from Miami.

The sprawling Castro clan, made larger by Fidel's early extramarital affairs, also suffered from the same sorts of dysfunction and disagreements afflicting so many other families:.......

During Castro's long illness, the tightly wrapped secrecy about his family started unraveling as his youngest sons and their mother, Dalia Soto del Valle, rallied around him.

Soto del Valle, a blonde, green-eyed former schoolteacher ... was his life's most enduring relationship. She was rarely seen in public and never alongside the "maximum leader" while he was in power. Together more than four decades, the couple had five sons, now middle-aged. Castro,.... Alexis, Alejandro, Angelito, Alexander and Antonio..... For decades their identities and their mother's were state secrets known only to a small circle of loyalists.......[snip]

But she wasn't seen publicly alongside Castro until 2010, when he made appearances after a four-year absence, including his first address to the National Assembly since falling ill.

There were also dividing lines in the family tracing back to a custody battle over Fidelito even before Castro toppled Fulgencio Batista (1959.) Those divisions would only grow deeper and more bitter after the revolution, similar to the splintering in untold Cuban families with members on both sides of the Florida Straits.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: castro; cuba; fidel; raul
Fidel fathered at least nine children and he preferred green eyed women, particularly blonds!

1. Fidelito Castro (b.1949) only officially recognized offspring

Fidel's first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart, divorced him mid-1950s and took Fidelito to Miami. Castro wanted his son kept from Mirta's family since her brother -Rafael Diaz-Balart (Batista's government official.) Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Fidel's nephews) became Florida congressmen who vocalized the exile opposition to Castro's Communist regime.

Castro persuaded ex-wife-Mirta to send Fidelito for a visit when he was in Mexico, then refused to send him back. Three armed men jumped from a car and grabbed Fidelito to return him to his mother. Later, adult Fidelito ran Cuba's Atomic Energy Commission until Fidel removed him in the early 1990s.

2. Alina Fernandez- affair with married socialite

3. Jorge Angel

4. Fransica Pupo

Sons with Ms. Soto de Valle raised in seclusion in Cuba

5-9. Alexis, Alejandro, Angelito, Alexander and Antonio.

1 posted on 11/26/2016 7:47:26 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Just like the Clintons, the Castro family raked in a personal fortune after taking power.

2 posted on 11/26/2016 7:50:32 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy (Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

9 kids and they’re all probably billionaires... Isn’t communism wonderful?

3 posted on 11/26/2016 7:52:25 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Juat like the daughter of the former assclown chief in Venezuela. She ain’t living too bad. Weird how that works huh. And the useless idiots can’t see it. Dumbasses.

4 posted on 11/26/2016 7:56:29 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Imagine the money the family has stashed away.

5 posted on 11/26/2016 8:01:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I saw Alina Fernandez speak about 20 years ago at an anti-Castro rally outside the U.N. and can tell you she’s no fan of her father.

6 posted on 11/26/2016 8:02:20 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

I don’t think it works that way in Cuba.

I bet known of them inherit much beyond daily comforts.

Castro’s estimated $900 million will likely flow to Raul for the time being.

Perhaps his enormous wealth in the face of an island living in Communist Poverty will serve as a wake-up call, or not.

7 posted on 11/26/2016 8:03:05 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies ('45 will be the best ever.)
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Castro probably has a hundred children. He had 12-13 year old girls brought to him on a weekly basis.

8 posted on 11/26/2016 8:13:38 AM PST by TheTimeOfMan (A time for peace and a time for war)
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To: ScottfromNJ

Mirta & Fidel’s son Fidelito was educated in Moscow.

Mirta eventually had to forfeit her son to Fidel because Cuban Marital/Divorce law dictates the children stay with the father.

He was a ‘spitting image’ of his father at one time. Now he is 68 years old. Does Fidelito step in after 85 year old brother Raul croaks?

Always remember for these people, Satan is waiting.

9 posted on 11/26/2016 8:31:14 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies ('45 will be the best ever.)
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To: TheTimeOfMan

OMG. What is it with leftists and pedophilia?

10 posted on 11/26/2016 8:41:18 AM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people) to)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

I wonder if “Big Trouble in Little China” got the green eye predilection from his preferences....

11 posted on 11/26/2016 8:50:36 AM PST by reed13k
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To: TheTimeOfMan

Is there a place to get corroborated so that I can send it to someone.

12 posted on 11/26/2016 9:12:31 AM PST by goodnesswins (Say hello to President Trump)
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To: reed13k

“Big Trouble in Little China”
I enjoy that movie! It’s just fun! “Wasn’t easy!”

13 posted on 11/26/2016 9:23:49 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s an often repeat in the house to my daughters chagrin...not as much as python, but yeah good fun without being vulgar.

14 posted on 11/26/2016 9:54:07 AM PST by reed13k
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