‘Castro, a womaniser, fathered 10 kids’ | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 18, 2017-Wednesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

‘Castro, a womaniser, fathered 10 kids’

world Updated: Sep 27, 2009 22:49 IST

Highlight Story

His first name means “faithful” in Latin, but Cuba’s Fidel Castro is an insatiable “womaniser” who has fathered at least 10 children by a string of women in the small island nation of 11 million people, says a new book.

Castro’s private life has always been strictly taboo in Cuba’s state-controlled media. And, he has also rarely been photographed with any of the women he has been involved with.

Now, investigative journalist Ann Louise Bardach has revealed in her upcoming book, chronicling the lives of Castro and his brother Raul, that while revolutionising the Cuba, the El Commandante had another personal agenda — that of creating “a tribe”, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Castro, now 83, has a child, Fidelito (Little Fidel), with his first wife Myrta Diaz-Balart in 1949 and five boys between 1962 and 1974 with Dalia Soto del Valle, a little-seen companion whom he is said to have secretly married in 1980.