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Wednesday August 6, 2014

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

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Alina Fernandez Revuelta, the estranged daughter of Fidel Castro, flew from Miami to Havana to visit her ailing 88-year-old mother, media outlets said Wednesday.

Fernandez Revuelta, who has lived outside Cuba for 21 years, resides in Miami.

Her mother, Natalia “Naty” Revuelta, last Friday evidently suffered a stroke at her Havana home, sources close to the family told the Cafefuerte Web site.

Known for her critical positions against the Cuban regime, Fernandez Revuelta, 58, in 1997 published the autobiographical “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.”

She traveled last Sunday to Cuba with her daughter, Alina Salgado Fernandez Mumin.

The product of Fidel’s affair with Natalia Revuelta, then married to a prominent physician, Fernandez Revuelta last May told Efe that she felt a great deal of sorrow at not being able to see her mother and described her father as a man possessing a profound sense of “cruelty.”

Natalia Revuelta was given emergency medical care last week at Havana’s CIMEG surgical center after suffering a stroke in the bathroom of her home, Cafefuerte, which covers current events in Cuba and Miami, reported.

An anonymous source told Cafefuerte that while Natalia Revuelta is “strong and in good spirits ... recovery in these cases is usually ... very difficult, above all due to her advanced age.”

Natalia Revuelta founded the July 26 Movement and has always proved to be a faithful defender of Cuba’s communist regime.

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