Fidel’s sister will not attend funeral
Juanita Castro, a sister of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro who has lived in Miami for decades, will not attend his funeral, local media has reported.
“Given unhealthy rumours that I was headed to Cuba for the funeral, I want to state clearly that I have never returned to the island, and I don’t plan to do so,” Castro told El Nuevo Herald yesterday. “I’m not rejoicing in any human being’s death, nor would I do that with someone who shares my family names,” she went on.
“As Fidel’s sister, I am going through the loss of a human being who shared my blood.” President Raul Castro, Fidel’s 85-year-old younger brother, made the announcement of Fidel’s death on state television around midnight Friday. Juanita, was the only one to publicly oppose the Communist regime her brother led for decades.