Monday, February 1, 2010

Fidel and Raul Castro's Sister Narrates in Her Memoirs Secrets Never Before Revealed, Not Even to Her Brothers

MIAMI, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- After 45 years in exile from Cuba, and the same amount of years of living as a private citizen in Miami, the capital of Cuban exile, Juanita Castro Ruz decides to break her silence and not leave anything unsaid in her recently published memoirs, Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos. La historia secreta.

After being a key player alongside her brothers in the Cuban Revolution to bring down the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship, and afterwards feeling betrayed by their communist ideas and the leftist turns that her brothers were making, Juanita left Cuba and publicly denounced them. In Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos, she reveals intimate details of someone who grew up, fought, and lived with the Castro brothers. The biggest secret: her collaboration with the CIA, her brothers' biggest enemy, while still living in Cuba. This book, written by journalist Maria Antonieta Collins, is the first ever published by someone so close to the Castros.

"Ten years ago, Juanita Castro decided to write her memoirs and tell about the extraordinary ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of her life. At that time, it remained as a pending project, and it wasn't until 2009 that Juanita decided that it was the right moment to convey that idea into a book. Thanks to the fortunate coincidence that I was both her friend and a journalist, I had the privilege to work on them with her.

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