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.
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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