By Steve Dellar  |  02-02-2018   News
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Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart, the oldest son of legendary revolutionist leader Fidel Castor, has committed suicide on Thursday in Havana at the age of 68.

‘Fidelito’, who earned the nickname due to his resemblance to his father, had, according to Cuban state media, sought medical attention in the past few months after falling into a “deep depression”.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cuban state media says Fidel Castro&#39;s oldest son has killed himself <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tictocnews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tictocnews</a> <a href="https://t.co/L8gvV8P4Q2">https://t.co/L8gvV8P4Q2</a> <a href="https://t.co/svvT94mahU">pic.twitter.com/svvT94mahU</a></p>&mdash; TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) <a href="https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/959260912875114501?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Cuban press report read that: “His delicate health situation required hospitalization and then continued with outpatient follow-ups as he reintegrated himself back into society.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fidel Castro&#39;s lookalike son &#39;Little Fidel&#39; - who once led Cuba&#39;s nuclear programme - kills himself <a href="https://t.co/fkEefLxF8n">https://t.co/fkEefLxF8n</a> <a href="https://t.co/mkD5Ilgqz8">pic.twitter.com/mkD5Ilgqz8</a></p>&mdash; ITV News (@itvnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/959344379226984449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Born in 1949 to Fidel Castro and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart, Mr Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was a nuclear physicist who got his training in the Soviet Union.

Along with Castro’s wife Dalia Soto del Valle, Fidelito and six siblings formed Castro’s family.

He was left in charge of Cuba's national nuclear program from 1980 to 1992 until his father and he fell out in a public spat and his father fired him.

At the time of his death, he carried the official title of scientific counselor to the Cuban Council of State and vice president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

His father, Fidel Castro, died in 2016. The country is currently being led by Fidel’s brother Raul.

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/02/fidel-castros-eldest-son-takes-his-own-life

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Anonymous No. 17328 1517569046

Suicide my butt… the internal leadership is cleaning house.

Word has it the leadership is tired of Castro's.

Anonymous No. 17333 1517572805

No. 17328 - Where is that word?

Anonymous No. 17355 1517591918

Shithole cuba, we should have a payback boatlift and send Cuba our illegals, muslims, anti Trumpers stripped of citizenship, and Rosie Odonnell

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