Son of Fidel Castro Commits Suicide

Fidel Angel Castro. Photo: Jorge Luis Gonzalez /granma.cu

 

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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