Who was Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro’s wife, who died this Saturday? | News from Mexico | News from Mexico

Who was Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro’s wife, who died this Saturday? | News from Mexico | News from Mexico
Who was Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro’s wife, who died this Saturday? | News from Mexico | News from Mexico

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Mirta is the mother of the children of former Cuban ruler, Fidel Castro.

Mirta Díaz-Balart, wife of Fidel Castro, passed away at the age of 95.

By The universal & Pablo Rubio

July 6, 2024

MEXICO CITY.- Fidel Castro’s first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balartdied at the age of 95 yearshis grandson announced this Saturday, Fidel Antonio Castro Smirnovon his social network account X.

“Surrounded by much love, my dear grandmother Mirta Díaz-Balart Gutiérrez passed away. A great woman has left us,” said the grandson of the historic Cuban leader, accompanying his message with family photographs where he can be seen with his grandmother.

FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, a man uses an image of Fidel Castro to shade himself from the sun while waiting for the convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba’s late leader, along the central road near Yarigua, Las Tunas, Cuba. The convoy traced in reverse the victory tour Castro and his bearded rebels took after overthrowing the forces of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959, to his final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File) (Rodrigo Abd/AP)

Who was Mirta Díaz-Balart, Fidel Castro’s late wife?

Mirta Díaz-Balart lived in Spain and was the mother of Fidel Castro Díaz-Balartknown as “Fidelito,” the eldest son of Fidel Castro, who committed suicide in 2018.

Daughter of a Cuban politician of the 1940s, Mirta Diaz-Balart got married with Fidel Castro in 1948They divorced in 1955.

The battle for custody of the child, finally won by Fidel Castrogave rise to a real saga full of twists and turns.

The exile of Mirta and her family

After the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959, Mirta Díaz-Balart had to go into exileHowever, he was able to travel to Cuba on several occasions.

The Diaz-Balart family remains one of the pillars of the Cuban exile community based in Miami, Florida.

One of the nephews of Mirta Diaz-Balart and Fidelito’s cousin is the Republican US congressman Mario Díaz-Balart, a fierce anti-Castro.

Fidel Castro (1926-2016) had at least seven children from four different women. With his last partner, Dahlia Soto del Vallehad five children.

 
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