Global Statistics

All countries
240,226,016
Confirmed
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
215,798,951
Recovered
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
4,893,452
Deaths
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
240,226,016
Confirmed
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
215,798,951
Recovered
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm
All countries
4,893,452
Deaths
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:10 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Fidel Castro’s Eldest Son Commits Suicide

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

HAVANA, Cuba — The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old.

“Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months due to deep depression, took his life this morning,” Cuba’s official newspaper Granma reported.

“Fidelito” — as he was known on the Caribbean island nation — had initially been hospitalized for his condition and then continued with outpatient follow-ups.

Born on September 1, 1949, he was the son of the revolutionary Castro’s first marriage to Mirta Diaz-Balart.

The younger Castro was very popular in Cuba even though he never held a political position. He bore a strong resemblance to his father: both were tall and had bushy beards.

Many Cubans remember him as a little boy dressed in an olive drab military uniform, accompanying his father on January 8, 1959 as he entered Havana triumphantly after the revolution.

The younger Castro was always faithful to his father’s communist ideals.

His death came 15 months after that of his father at the age of 90.

At that funeral, Castro was seen standing alongside five half-siblings that his father had with another woman, Dalia Soto del Valle.

A scientist who studied physics in the former Soviet Union, Fidel Jr. helped usher in the development of a nuclear power program in the Communist-ruled country.

At the time of his death he had served as a scientific adviser to the Cuban government and was vice president of the country’s Academy of Sciences.

In his most recent public appearances Castro gave lectures on nanoscience, in which he specialized.

Funeral arrangements will be made by the family, state media said.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Related Articles

Israel Enables Christians to Celebrate Jesus’ Baptism Holiday Despite Coronavirus

Although the pandemic is keeping Christians and others from visiting the Holy Land, Israel is helping local Christians under lockdown celebrate their...

With 15 strokes of a pen, President Biden reverses Trump on climate, virus and immigration

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive...

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...