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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fidel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, took his own life on Thursday, the island's state-run media reported. He was 68 years old and had suffered from depression in recent months, according to the government website Cubadebate. ... Tall and bearded like his father, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart.
The couple divorced before Castro took power in Cuba. ... His mother sent Fidelito to visit his father shortly after Castro took over the island. But Castro never returned the boy, leading his Miami relatives to say he had been kidnapped by Castro.

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It can't be easy to be the first born son of a violent dictator. It surely must be harder to realize that this isn't going to be like fellow communists in Korea where Kim's keep the power going exclusively from fathers to sons. And it must have hurt like hell to realize after 60 years of living in your father's shadow that he would prefer his 80< year old brother be placed in charge of the country than you. Suicide though? It's not like you were in a reeducation camp. Why not simply retire to life on a Sandy Beach?

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I thought Donald Jr. Was dead.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-02 09:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Communist countries are so screwed up.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-04 02:57 PM | Reply

Find something useful or fun to do. There is ALWAYS plenty of time to be dead.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-04 05:45 PM | Reply

I don't care who his Dad was, I feel sad for this man. He must have been terribly unhappy.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-04 05:49 PM | Reply

'You're gonna be dictator of Cuba soon'!

'Nooooooo'!

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-02-05 07:04 AM | Reply

All sorts of health issues can cause severe depression. He probably just needed the right medication to deal with it, and it can take a while to sort that out.

#6 | Posted by LEgregius at 2018-02-05 07:13 AM | Reply

It's too bad this didn't happen while fidel was alive, so he could feel some of the pain that he caused Cubans.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-02-05 09:01 AM | Reply

"It's too bad this didn't happen while fidel was alive, so he could feel some of the pain that he caused Cubans."

He was no angel but his predecessor was a murdering, torturing tyrant. Cuba made great progress under Fidel that it would most certainly not have made under Batista. I have never understood why America is so forgiving of right wing dictators.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-05 09:15 AM | Reply

Cuba made great progress under Fidel

What????

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-05 09:52 AM | Reply

Were the Clintons involved in his death?

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-05 09:53 AM | Reply

"Cuba made great progress under Fidel
What????"

Cuba exports.....doctors Jeff. Their population has better access to education and medical care than do Americans. Hey, I understand Americans stupid willingness to believe all the propaganda force fed to us because of the big C word but some of us aren't willing to eat that crap any more. Look at the tax cut the rich just gave themselves while we have families who can't pay their rent, buy food or get medical care. America is no panacea as we have been told, millions of Americans couldn't afford to heat their homes this year. People who work every day.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-05 10:03 AM | Reply

--Cuba exports.

People risking their lives to escape Cuba.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-05 10:12 AM | Reply

Their population has better access to education and medical care than do Americans.

Unlike you, I have been there ... its oppressive, its separate and unequal. Which not surprising is where we are going as the government gets more and more into our lives. (See California)

We would see people fishing on Styrofoam (TV protection) boats without a motor for days at a time to feed their families. Tourist speak of a "tourism apartheid" when visiting Cuba.

There are actually foreign hospitals just for foreigners, there are other level of hospitals for the government elite, and finally the hospitals (if you want to call it that) for the regular worker, where finding an antibiotic would be a miracle.

Travel there Danni, it will open your eyes if you let it, the place is horrible for the average man.

But for people like myself, Cuba is a paradise thanks to the oppressive nature of the government, I live like a king ....

Hey, I understand Americans stupid willingness to believe all the propaganda force fed to us because of the big C word but some of us aren't willing to eat that crap any more.

Propaganda? Here is a thought, if TRUE Communism or Socialism is so great why hasn't it been tried?

America is no panacea as we have been told, millions of Americans couldn't afford to heat their homes this year. People who work every day.

There is no better system for individuals to meet their own needs than to have freedom from an oppressive state.

Life by its very nature is a struggle ...

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-05 10:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"People risking their lives to escape Cuba."

A few, not that many but how many Americans would happily travel to Cuba for medical care? If I were seriously ill I would, how many Americans go bankrupt due to medical care costs? Be as clueless as you want Nulli but just know propaganda is not something only used in Communist countries. You are exposed to it every single day right here in the U.S.A.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-05 10:19 AM | Reply

"There is no better system for individuals to meet their own needs than to have freedom from an oppressive state."

Ask the citizens of Denmark what they think of your American paradise, they'll laugh at you.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-05 10:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Be as clueless as you want Nulli but just know propaganda is not something only used in Communist countries. You are exposed to it every single day right here in the U.S.A.

#14 | POSTED BY DANNI

Exposed to it? He knows exactly what it is and for some reason has decided he needs to spread it.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-05 11:02 AM | Reply

"People risking their lives to escape Cuba."

A few

A few? People have affixed homemade pontoons to 40 year old cars in order to escape.

Why are you shilling for the Castros?

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-05 11:05 AM | Reply

"Unlike you, I have been there ... its oppressive, its separate and unequal. Which not surprising is where we are going as the government gets more and more into our lives. (See California)" - #13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-05 10:19 AM

California has the world's fifth largest economy.

So it is easy to see why you would equate California with Cuba.

Were you born this stupid?

Or did it just come to you naturally?

#18 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-05 11:10 AM | Reply

"Why are you shilling for the Castros?"

Maybe 4 the reason you keep providing cover for putin.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-05 11:59 AM | Reply

Where have I provided cover for Putin?

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-05 12:07 PM | Reply

I was thinking about you Danni, and your love of the C word.

Rather than goto Cuba, why not spend sometime here... its a good restaurant, I eat here on my transfer from FLL to Naples, visiting friends.
www.littlecubancafe.com

Talk to the son (Eduardo) about his parents voyage, tell him the man from Naples recommended you visit, he will treat you well. There is only one picture on the wall, the one of the parents on the liferaft drifting across to Florida from Cuba.

Rather than read either sides propaganda on the topic.

Ask yourself a single question, what would it take for you to get a raft like that and float across to Cuba, using a TShirt for a sail? How bad would the US have to be for you to do that?

#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-05 01:22 PM | Reply

"How bad would the US have to be for you to do that?"

OK, now let's ask ourselves what it would take for you to do the same thing from Haiti? Those are the people Trump ended protected status for and wants to now deport people who have started businesses, bought homes, had children here.
BTW, I have posted here many times about how much the Cuban people have brought to the S. Florida area. Try to protray me as a Cuban hater, you'll have to deal with all my Cuban friends.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-06 09:20 AM | Reply

"Life by its very nature is a struggle ..."

But every other modern industrialized nation provides education and healthcare to its people. We instead give tax cuts to billionaires. It's just a philosophical difference between us and the rest of the modern world and one, over which, we look rather stupid.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-06 09:23 AM | Reply

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