Fidel Castro’s oldest son, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, is alleged to have committed suicide making “Fidelito” aka “Little Fidel” one of Cuba’s latest casualties of Communism.
Da Tech Guy Blog by Fausta Rodríguez Wertz
Cuban state media announced that Fidel Castro’s oldest son, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, age 68, a.k.a. Fidelito, ended his life:
Castro Díaz-Balart was the only son of Fidel and his first wife, Mirta Díaz-Balart, who were divorced before the Cuban revolution. As a child, he was the subject of a nasty custody battle — with his mother, having kidnapped and moving with him to live in New York. He eventually landed back in Cuba when after his father seized power in 1959.
Castro Díaz-Balart was trained in the Soviet Union as a nuclear physicist and served as a scientific adviser to Cuba’s Council of State.
Fidel Sr had ten other children[…]
There are several different accounts of Castro Díaz-Balart’s alleged suicide ranging from throwing himself off the roof to shooting himself in the head at the military hospital facility where he was allegedly receiving treatment.
Miami Herald by Nora Gámez Torres
…One neighbor said Castro Díaz-Balart locked himself in a fourth-floor room at the clinic and wouldn’t let doctors enter, before throwing himself through a window and landing in front of the building not far from the Cuban flag, which remained at full staff Friday.
Another neighbor said that about two months ago, he saw Castro Díaz-Balart waiting at a bus stop in the neighborhood, and another saw him walking around Kohly.
If any of the death versions are true, it would help explain why the official press reacted so quickly to announce the suicide and share details about his depression with the population[…]
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