Mirta Diaz-Balart
Wife of Fidel Castro
Mirta Diaz-Balart
Mirta Francisca de la Caridad Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez was Fidel Castro's first wife, the daughter of Rafael José Díaz-Balart, a prominent Cuban politician and mayor of the town of Banes, and wife América Gutiérrez. She was a fellow student at the University of Havana, studying Philosophy, when Fidel married her. They married on October 11, 1948 and divorced seven years later (while Castro was in exile) in 1955.
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Fidel Castro in thrall of celebration and Guinness Book - Pravda
Google News - over 5 years
His first lover was Mirta Diaz-Balart. It was she who gave birth to his son, the only legitimate son of the Cuban leader - Fidel Jr.. The second beloved woman of the Commander was the former star of Havana bohemians Nati Revuelta
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85. Geburtstag von Fidel Castro: Kuba feiert seinen Máximo Líder - STERN.DE
Google News - over 5 years
1948 heiratet er Mirta Diaz-Balart, mit der er einen Sohn bekommt. Zwei Jahre später eröffnet der promovierte Jurist eine Anwaltskanzlei in Havanna. Am 26. Juli 1953 aber nimmt sein Leben eine entscheidende Wendung. Castro führt einen Aufstand gegen
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85 años de Fidel Castro - AIM Digital
Google News - over 5 years
En 1948 se casó con Mirta Díaz-Balart. En 1949 tuvieron un hijo y se divorciaron en 1954. El 26 de julio de 1953 con un grupo de aproximadamente 120 hombres intentó tomar por asalto el Cuartel Moncada en Santiago de Cuba. El ataque se convirtió en una
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Mario Díaz-Balart, el cubanoamericano del sur de Florida - Univisión
Google News - over 5 years
Su tía, Mirta Díaz-Balart, fue la primera esposa de Fidel Castro, el lider cubano. Su récord de votación lo muestra más conservador que sus pares de origen cubano en el Congreso. Reforma migratoria: Mario Díaz-Balart apoya una reforma que otorgue
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El legado de Fidel Castro - Neo Club Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Pero él morirá en la cama, rodeado de los cuidados de Delia Soto del Valle (“Lala”), pensando en el amor de su vida (Mirta Díaz-Balart) o en su amante Naty Revuelta, que le financió gran parte de su rebelión contra Batista ya la que no ha querido
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Dictator of the Month: Fidel Castro - AllGov
Google News - almost 6 years
Finally, he met Mirta Díaz-Balart and married her in 1948. Mirta was considered an exceptionally beautiful woman, with blonde hair and green eyes. She came from one of the wealthiest families in Cuba, with close ties to Batista
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All in the Family, Brothers Wage War on Uncle Fidel
NYTimes - almost 11 years
If Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart had his way, Cuba's baseball team would be barred from the first World Baseball Classic this month. Mr. Diaz-Balart, the Florida Republican who is vice chairman of the House Rules Committee, even asked Major League Baseball to let a makeshift team of Cuban exiles and defectors play instead, a proposal that was
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    TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 20
    They had one child, a son, Fidel Ángel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart, born on September 1, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details After the divorce, Castro was not granted custody of their son, instead he kidnapped Fidel Jr. when his son visited Castro in Mexico prior to his return to Cuba. There is a documented story of the rescue of Mirta's son from the captors of Fidel Jr. Mirta remarried to Dr. Emilio Núñez Blanco, the son of a former Cuban Ambassador to the UN, Emilio Núñez Portuondo. A story in the October 8, 2000 edition of the Miami Herald claimed that she was then living in Spain and that occasional visits to Cuba had been arranged by Raúl Castro, her former brother-in-law. Díaz-Balart lived in Spain with her family after 1959; Mirta was deprived for many years of the company of her son as he studied in Cuba and in the Soviet Union. Mirta Díaz-Balart is the aunt of current Republican and anti-Castro former U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and sister of the painter Waldo Diaz-Balart and the late Rafael Diaz-Balart. She has two daughters by her second husband, Mirta and América Silvia Núñez Díaz-Balart, both residing in Spain with their families. She has numerous grandchildren.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 19
    They married on October 11, 1948, honeymooned in Miami, and divorced seven years later (while Castro was in exile) in 1955.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1928.
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