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Fidel Castros Family Very little is known about Fidel Castros family Castro unlike most communist dictators never promoted a cult of the leader In fact Castro promotes what some call a reverse cult of the leader his regime promotes dead revolutionary heroes such as Che Guevera and Camilo Cienfuegos on everything from statues to key chains to t-shirts sold to tourists Though his power is unchallenged and phrases from his lengthy speaches are often quickly adopted as national slogans the Cuban media is strictly prohibited from reporting on Castros personal life Castro claims this is for securities sake given the more than 600 assassination attempts he says the CIA and Cuban exiles have mounted against him since 1959 I found several sources that seemed to disagree on Castros immediate family however several of them said Fidel has 6 sons and only ever 1 wife His wife is named Dalia Soto del Valle and his children all boys are named Fidelito Angel Antonio Alejandro Alexis and Alex Castro is reported to have had several affairs throughout his reign that have produced offspring but that seem of no importance to Castro Other than Fidels brothers Raul and Ramon and his oldest son Fidelito none of the above hold and publicly visible jobs wield any political power and are unlikely to play a role in the succession to the 77 year old ruler Castro and his family live modestly considering the power Castro holds They do not have huge castles or legions of sports cars In fact it is rumored that none of Castros children even own cars This illustrates somewhat Castros devout belief in communism Castros Ideology Fidel Castro studied law at the University of Havana He then campaigned for a parliamentary seat in the 1952 election ultimately proving that Castro was not always an extremist His plans for gaining a parliamentary seat however were foiled when General Fulgencio Batista over-threw the government in a
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