January 22, 2014

Is Fidel Castro the Greatest Lover of All Time?

Wes & Holly Davis, Vice

The Associated Press

During an interview for her widely read 1993 Vanity Fair article on Castro, journalist Ann Louise Bardach asked El Comandante how many children he had sired. “Almost a tribe,” he answered. We called Ann Louise to ask her what else she could tell us about Castro’s love life and about her book Without Fidel, which includes a family tree that traces a small portion of Castro’s progeny. “Like most Cuban men, Castro viewed having sex as an entitlement,” she told us. “Sex, after all, is Cuba’s national sport. He had affairs or slept with all kinds of women—he even had a son with one of his ministers’ wives, or so it was commonly believed. ‘Sin verguenza,’ as they say. ‘Pretty shameless.’ Some of these women thought that they were the one true love. I even know...

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