De la cloaca a la jai de la jai y al revés (From the gutter to the highest of the high and back again)
It’s all straight out of a poorly written and abysmally acted Univision telenovela, and the story itself deserves as awful a title as the one above.
A social-climbing sociopath with megalomaniac tendencies marries into one of the finest elite families in Cuba’s Social Register, despite the fact that he comes from the lowest rungs of society and has already acquired a reputation as a thug. They have a baby boy and the sociopath names his firstborn after himself.
To satisfy his oversize ego, the sociopath dupes some idealists into launching a suicide attack on an insignificant army barracks, hides during the battle in which most of the idealists are killed, is captured later and briefly imprisoned by the dictator he was ostensibly trying to overthrow.
The dictator treats the imprisoned sociopath with kid gloves due to the pressure exerted by the sociopath’s powerful in-laws.
In his cushy prison cell –where he is allowed all sorts of privileges — the sociopath writes a self-aggrandizing political manifesto based on Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. And he also makes all sorts of new friends.
One of these new friends is a socialite from another of the finest families in Cuba’s Social Register who considers herself a socialist. He is still married to his trophy wife; the new friend is also married to a prominent physician. They strike up a love affair, write passionate letters to each other and eventually consummate their adulterous affair.
The socialite mistress –who has not had connubial relations with her husband for some time — gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl while still married to her prominent physician husband.
Everyone knows who the father of the girl is.
The sociopath is freed from prison by the dictator he had tried to overthrow, divorces his socialite wife, kidnaps their son and takes him to Mexico, where he is planning yet another insanely foolish attack on the same dictator who freed him from prison.
He goes on to replace the dictator who freed him from prison, slaughters thousands of his own countrymen, imprisons and tortures hundreds of thousands, forces millions into exile, and ruins his country.
The sociopath’s illegitimate daughter cannot be considered a socialite because the sociopath has done away with the Social Register and all class distinctions. Sort of. Despite the fact that she enjoys privileges forbidden to 99.99 percent of her fellow Cubans, she is a very unhappy girl. Her sociopath father is cold and distant, and is only slightly less cruel to her than he is to everyone else.
The sociopath makes sure he has a pistol strapped to his waist when he poses with his daughter on her fifteenth birthday, and he presses the pistol into her ribs as the photographer captures the unique moment.
The girl grows up, realizes what a nightmare life she is living, eventually sneaks out of the country via Spain and goes into exile in Miami. Her ex-socialite socialist mother remains behind , however, ever a stalwart supporter of the Revolution led by her sociopath ex-lover who did away with the Social Register.
Years pass. The sociopath and his jail-time socialite socialist lover grow old and frail. The ex-socialite socialist ex-lover falls ill and the sociopath father allows their love child to return home to visit her ailing mother.
And no one lived happily ever after. No one. Not one god-damned soul.
You see, the sociopath ruined everyone’s life so profoundly, so thoroughly, that no one could ever, ever be happy.
Fidel Castro’s estranged daughter in Cuba to visit her ailing mother
Alina Fernandez Revuelta, the estranged daughter of Fidel Castro, flew from Miami to Havana to visit her ailing 88-year-old mother, media outlets said Wednesday.
Ms. Fernandez Revuelta, who has lived outside Cuba for 21 years, resides in Miami.
Her mother, Natalia “Naty” Revuelta, last Friday evidently suffered a stroke at her Havana home, sources close to the family told the Cafefuerte Web site.
Known for her critical positions against the Cuban regime, Fernandez Revuelta, 58, in 1997 published the autobiographical “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.”
She traveled last Sunday to Cuba with her daughter, Alina Salgado Fernandez Mumin.
The product of Fidel’s affair with Natalia Revuelta, then married to a prominent physician, Fernandez Revuelta last May told Efe that she felt a great deal of sorrow at not being able to see her mother and described her father as a man possessing a profound sense of “cruelty.”
Natalia Revuelta was given emergency medical care last week at Havana’s CIMEG surgical center after suffering a stroke in the bathroom of her home, Cafefuerte, which covers current events in Cuba and Miami, reported.
An anonymous source told Cafefuerte that while Natalia Revuelta is “strong and in good spirits … recovery in these cases is usually … very difficult, above all due to her advanced age.”
Natalia Revuelta founded the July 26 Movement and has always proved to be a faithful defender of Cuba’s communist regime.