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Fidel’s renegade daughter Alina leaves Miami, returns to Havana

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The sociopath and his socialite trophy wife

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.

Havana Social Register 1957

Havana Social Register 1957

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.

The sociopath in prison

The sociopath in prison

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.

The socialite socialist mistress

The socialite socialist mistress

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 sociopath and his unhappy love child

The sociopath and his unhappy love child

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.

The aging parents

The aging parents

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.

The unhappy exiled daughter

The unhappy exiled daughter

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.

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Verde o Muerte !!!!

From Fox News Lateeeeeeeeen-oh!

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.

Surreal enough for you yet, NBC ???

Surreal enough for you yet, NBC ???

5 comments to Fidel’s renegade daughter Alina leaves Miami, returns to Havana

  • Rayarena

    Tragically, if Cuba had followed the rule of law, castro would have been a mere blurp in our history. Instead, everything in Cuba was who you knew and who could pull strings and help you and get you out of a pickle as occurred when the Diaz-Balart family saved castro and indirectly condemned Cuba to hell.

    By the way, my father who was in the military in Cuba before castro, said that he saw Senator Diaz-Balart [castro's brother-in-law] at some event in Havana. He was carrying fidelito and he told someone who was going to make a comment about castro not to say anything bad about the soon-to-be dictator, because fidelito was there and he didn't want to cause the little boy any distress. Ah, how sweet. Imagine that. The thug and murderer is trying to destabilize the country, creating mayhem, secretly conspiring with the Soviet Union and killing people left and right, but Uncle Diaz-Balart was worried about causing the little tyke distress. Oh, it's so nice that Cuban families are so united.

  • asombra

    Right. Because nothing is more fashionable than radical chic, and bored socialites have to get satisfaction any way they can. The Diaz-Balart people had to know Fidel's background, so the fact the marriage was "approved" looks rather fishy, even if the wife was an airhead.

  • Rayarena

    Asombra,

    Of course they had to know castro's background, who in Biran didn't? Who in Biran didn't know about that family's unsavory and criminal antics and their thug sons and their penchant for mayhem and trouble? What's more, castro's reputation spread beyond Biran when he entered the University of Havana and joined a group of student rebels and treacherously shot someone from a rival gang in the back of the head in a movie theater. Most people knew this, so I imagine that the Diaz-Balart family-unless they were living under a rock-did too. But, well, you know how Cuban families are! Just like nowadays, tell one of those fat cows that go to Cuba 3 times a year to stop going to Cuba so often, and she'll practically eat your head off because, well, her familita is back there and she has to support them. This is what happened to me with this lowlife that I used to know. He lived in the Bronx [that tells you everything] and he used to send his welfare check to his family in Cuba. He threatened to kill me and called me every foul word in the Spanish language because I said something about how he was supporting castro with all of this money he was sending to Cuba. Ah, the good ol'Cuban family! Save the familita even if it means that everyone else is screwed over!

  • asombra

    Now I know why "Fidelito" looks so dopey: because his mother did, and I expect she was. Note how Fidel would "strike a pose" even back in 1948--he looks far more concerned with projecting a certain image than with his blushing bride. As for the socialist socialite, well, she was apparently into striking poses herself (of the Hollywood starlet variety), probably as spoiled as she was bored, and probably after some cinematic romance with an exciting "rebel" type. She may have really fallen for the bastard and believed in his "cause," unlike the coldly calculating and cunning Vilma Espín, who wasn't about to throw herself away for passion--Raúl was a pathetic little nothing of a man, but marrying him bought her lifelong power and status.

  • asombra

    If your (very occasional) father showed up in a grim military costume and packing a pistol to what was supposed to be the most important occasion of your life before your wedding, and then made you pose next to him in your party dress, I think it might be vaguely traumatic--not to mention dysfunctional, but Fidel's life was dysfunctional from birth and always remained so, one way or another. The disreputableness of a country turning its fortunes and future over to such a person is too appalling for words; it can only be "excused" as collective lunacy or profound idiocy.

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