Castro's Daughter Shares Her Story

Published 03.27.2009


Alina Fernandez ACC Auditorium lecture attended by hundreds With an audience of more than 300 people in the ACC Auditorium on Thursday night, Alina Fernandez shared stories about watching hours of Cuban television featuring globally known dictator Fidel Castro and being told at age 10 that he was her father. She spokeof her opposing views and why she chose never to claim his last name. Fernandez interspersed her presentation with jokes, adding humor to the sad stories that surrounded her childhood and adolescence. Though she did not go into detail about her escape, she is happy she made the decision and to tell her side of living in Cuba and having a father acknowledged to be among the world's most powerful leaders.Photos by Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer