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Juanita Castro

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Juanita Castro Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Holguín, Municipio de Holguín, Holguín, Cuba
Death
4 Dec 2023 (aged 90)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial
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Activist and Writer. Born Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz, she was an active participant in the Cuban revolution before becoming disillusioned with her brothers, Fidel and Raúl Castro, and their post-revolutionary governance. Growing up amidst political turmoil, she supported the insurgency against Fulgencio Batista's regime but grew increasingly opposed to the growing influence of communism in her country. In 1964, after disagreements with her brothers and concerns about the country's direction, Juanita Castro defected from Cuba. She collaborated with the CIA, aiding the departure of around 200 individuals from Cuba. Settling in Miami, Florida, she became a U.S. citizen and engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors, notably owning and selling a pharmacy. Her public life intensified in 2009 with the publication of her autobiography, "Fidel and Raúl, My Brothers: The Secret History," co-authored with María Antonieta Collins. Throughout her life, she maintained a critical stance against the Cuban government, articulating her disapproval of her brothers' leadership and Cuba's embrace of communism.
Activist and Writer. Born Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz, she was an active participant in the Cuban revolution before becoming disillusioned with her brothers, Fidel and Raúl Castro, and their post-revolutionary governance. Growing up amidst political turmoil, she supported the insurgency against Fulgencio Batista's regime but grew increasingly opposed to the growing influence of communism in her country. In 1964, after disagreements with her brothers and concerns about the country's direction, Juanita Castro defected from Cuba. She collaborated with the CIA, aiding the departure of around 200 individuals from Cuba. Settling in Miami, Florida, she became a U.S. citizen and engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors, notably owning and selling a pharmacy. Her public life intensified in 2009 with the publication of her autobiography, "Fidel and Raúl, My Brothers: The Secret History," co-authored with María Antonieta Collins. Throughout her life, she maintained a critical stance against the Cuban government, articulating her disapproval of her brothers' leadership and Cuba's embrace of communism.

Bio by: Shubham



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  • Originally Created by: Shubham
  • Added: Dec 4, 2023
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/262031559/juanita-castro: accessed ), memorial page for Juanita Castro (6 May 1933–4 Dec 2023), Find a Grave Memorial ID 262031559; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.