Grandson of Fidel Castro
Sandro Castro is the grandson of Fidel Castro who has reportedly sparked fury after a video surfaced of him boasting about speeding in his luxury Mercedes in Cuba. He was seen in a video speeding along a deserted Cuban motorway as the country faces its worst economic crisis since the 1990s amid the pandemic.
Sandro Castro Fidel’s Grandson
Sandro Castro, who is said to be in his early twenties, is a nightclub owner. Fidel was a Cuban revolutionary and communist dictator who served as the country’s Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, and as its president from 1976 to 2008.
He married his first wife Mirta (Myrta) Diaz-Balart in 1948 after they met at college. They had one child together – a boy named Fidelito (or Little Fidel) in 1949. They later divorced in 1955 reportedly because of him cheating on her. He is thought to have married his second wife Dalia Soto del Valle, a teacher, in a secret wedding in 1980. She was his companion since 1961 and they had five boys together between 1962 and 1974.
Castro also had a daughter, Alina Fernandez, with mistress Natalia Revuelta in 1956.
Sandro Castro Grandson of Fidel Castro
While being filmed by a young female companion, Castro sarcastically tells her ‘you know were are simple people, but occasionally we have to take out the little toys we keep at home,’ The Times reported.
He then encourages her to record the car’s speedometer, which shows the car is traveling close to 90 mph, bragging that the Mercedes ‘eats up’ the highway. In Cuba, there is a 100 km/h speed limit (62 mph) on motorways due to poor road conditions.
Sandro faced criticism for posting the video from some traditional supporters of the revolution, who accused him of gross hypocrisy.
Sandro Castro Facebook
While Fidel Castro did have some luxurious tastes, such as wearing a Rolex is his younger years and spending time on a private island off southern Cuba – he was also careful to convey an image of austerity and egalitarianism to his followers.