The son of the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro is dead. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, commonly referred to as “Fidelito” – little Fidel resembled the father a huge deal and everyone hoped that to the end he would showcase courage like his father did all his life towards liberating the country.
That did not come to pass after he took a step his father couldn’t probably have considered in his lifetime. It was on Thursday when Cuba’s state media reported that Fidelito had taken his own life at the age of 68.
Fidelito was a product of his father’s first marriage to Mirta Diaz-Balart thus signifying the tribulations in line with the Cuban experience after the revolution. The passage of time witnessed the two divorce but reports indicate that the famous father wanted to keep his son. He finally resolved to kidnap his young son during the time he paid him a visit in Mexico.
Castro at one point in his life said, “I refuse even to think that my son may sleep a single night under the same roof sheltering my most repulsive enemies and receive on his innocent cheeks the kisses of those miserable Judases.”
After a number of years, Castro went ahead to remarry and eventually that meant Fidelito had to become part and parcel of the large brood of Castro children. Former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, both known for being fiercely anti-communist Florida politicians have mourned his death saying that they can’t express their sorrow for losing their cousin and they do now know why he had to take such a drastic move.
One close friend to Fidelito said that it was absurd that Fidelito’s most public moment turned out to be perhaps his worst. The elder Castro died way back in 2016 but before that he had summoned his son asking him to spearhead Cuba’s nuclear power program and he had a lot of faith in him because he had studied along that particular line. He had big dreams about his son but it is clear that just crashed down following the absurd decision by Fidelito.