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Castro’s Daughter To Protest His Visit To U.N.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 1995

Fidel Castro’s daughter last spoke with her father 12 years ago. She plans to shout her hatred for him across the barricades this weekend when he visits the United Nations.

“I regret that I inherited his blood,” said Alina Fernandez Revuelta, who fled Cuba two years ago declaring her father a torturer, drug smuggler and terrorist.

Fernandez Revuelta, 38, has been living with her daughter outside Atlanta. She came to the New York area to join thousands of Cuban-Americans planning to protest during Castro’s visit.

“At this point I have nothing to say to him. I am just another exile,” she told reporters Friday. “I don’t feel that he’s my father. I was never anyone special for him.”

Fernandez Revuelta’s mother, Natalia “Nati” Revuelta, was a wealthy Cuban revolutionary who had a very public relationship with Castro in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. She remains in Cuba. Castro never married.

At a news conference at the store-front Union City headquarters for former Cuban political prisoners, Fernandez Revuelta denounced her father for what she claimed was involvement in drug trafficking and terrorism.

She said he had ruined not only her family but millions of others among the 9 million Cubans on the island and the more than 2 million in exile.

Fernandez Revuelta said she was never abused by Castro but was neglected.


 

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