Son of Fidel Castro Commits Suicide

Fidel Angel Castro. Photo: Jorge Luis Gonzalez /


HAVANA TIMES – Fidel Angel Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, the son of Fidel Castro, committed suicide on February 1, unable to overcome severe depression, reports the official Granma newspaper.

Castro had been under medical treatment for several months.

As part of his treatment he was initially hospitalized and later was an outpatient, noted Granma.

At the time of his death he held the post of Vice President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and Scientific Advisor to the Council of State.

“Fidelito” as he was known, played a prominent role in efforts to develop nuclear energy on the island. He served as the executive secretary of Cuba’s Atomic Energy Commission from 1980 to 1992 and was in charge of a project to build a nuclear power plant in the south central Cuban province of Cienfuegos.

The project was scrapped in 1992 after its funding source, the Soviet Union, ceased to exist.


22 thoughts on “Son of Fidel Castro Commits Suicide

  • April 12, 2018 at 7:23 am

    No true, yes there were rich people and some people did have to work hard just like in America where some have to have two jobs to TRY to make ends meet. I was born in Cuba in 1956, came to the US in 1969 and do remember how life was there as a young teenager, nobody was being trated like slaves many, many years before Castro took over, took over nationalized everything and made everybody poor, one of the worst dictators ever. Are you Cuban? Have you ever visited or lived in Cuba.

  • February 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Yes i bn to Cuba 25 times I love the country an his pepole they are well educated they have free schools medical they homes are a gift to them from the state a safe country the no one in this curup world we live I send Fidel a nice letter years agow an he reported to me very nicesly an he thank me for my comments on him an Cuba he have sing this letter with his black in pen an thano me i love the country so much

  • February 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

    History has repeatedly demonstrated that those leaders who allowed multi-party opposition have merely opened the door to U.S. intervention, as the C.I.A., N.S.A., U.S.A.I.D., etc. sends in pots of money to subvert these elections or, when that threatens to be unsuccessful, pays of the generals to stage a coup. Whether Arbenz in Guatemala, Mosadec in Iran, or more recently, Zelaya and later Nasralla in Honduras, or Obrador in Mexico, the U.S.A. is ever ready to subvert the real will of the people. Ironic, that now we feel outraged that the Russians are merely doing the same to us! Besides. George Washington warned us against the spirit of strife caused by political parties. It is much better just to have one party–The Party!

  • February 9, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of this! The sickness of depression takes many lives each year. Those suffering from this illness need the touch of caring friends and family to enable the freedom from this disorder.

  • February 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    You speak the truth. Thank you so much.

  • February 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Brother CErmle, Cuba has no Donald Trump and no George Bush Jnr. Fidel Castro and his brother Raul left their life of ease and plenty and gravitated towards the poor, wretched and downtrodden of Cuba to LIBERATE them from their state of degradation in which they existed. Fidel was a renowned Lawyer; who could have made millions in his profession; his father possessed thousands of acres of land.

    He nationalized his father’s land as well when he nationalized all the lands in Cuba. The ordinary Cuban can now access a piece of the rock which was previously denied him/her. And the USA has the brass face to call Fidel a Dictator when they supported Batista and all other dictators across the globe who subjugate their people! Where did Fulgencio Batista fled to when he was toppled by the Revolution?.

    The USA and the OLIGARCHS of Cuba are annoyed with Fidel and his Borhter Raul for DESERTING their CAUSE and, instead, gravitated towards those who they had their feet on, degrading, exploiting and oppressing them. Fidel is a human being who had feelings of sympathy at the way his brothers and sisters were being treated; he empathized with their sufferings and ran to their rescue. thereby occurring the wrath of the USA which was supporting the Cuban rich. The USA never, ever ran to the assistance of the poor and downtrodden of the Planet in its entire history!!

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