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The Castro family playground

The Castro family playground

The folks at Cuban Transition Project at the University of Miami have a handy chart on the shocking extent of Castro family involvement in the Cuban regime. Raúl is just the tip of the iceberg, my friends:

During the past few years family members of both Fidel and Raúl Castro have come to occupy important positions in Cuba’s government. This Castro clan represents in addition to the military, the security apparatus and the Communist Party, a significant force in Cuba’s political and economic structures.

Here’s the list:

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Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart

Relationship: Fidel Castro’s son

Position: Advisor, Ministry of Basic Industry

 
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Col. Alejandro Raúl Castro Espin

Position: Raúl Castro’s son

Position: Chief, Intelligence Information Services, Ministry of the Interior; Coordinator, Intelligence Exchange with China

 
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Ramón Castro Ruz

Position: Fidel and Raúl’s oldest brother

Position: Advisor, Ministry of Sugar

 
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Dr. Antonio Castro Soto

Position: Fidel Castro’s son

Position: Investment Chief, Frank Pais Hospital. Doctor for Cuba’s baseball team

 
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Major Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez Castro

Position: Raúl Castro’s grandson

Position: Raúl Castro’s military guard in charge of his personal security

 
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Deborah Castro Espin

Position: Raúl Castro’s daughter

Position: Advisor, Ministry of Education

 
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Mariela Castro Espin

Position: Raúl Castro’s daughter

Position: Head, Center for Sexual Education

 
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Marcos Portal León

Position: Married to Raúl Castro’s niece

Position: In charge of nickel industry, member of the Central Committee of Cuba’s Communist Party

 

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Col. Luís Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, Raúl Castro’s son-in-law

Chief Executive Officer of Grupo GAESA (Grupo de Administración de Empresas, S.A.) which supervises military enterprises

Alfonsito Fraga, Related to Raúl Castro

Ministry of Foreign Relations