TV Viewers Catch Glimpse of Castro
By TAL ABBADY
MIAMI- Television viewers caught a rare glimpse of
Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the comforts of his family
Miami-based WLTV 23, an Univision affiliate,
obtained a home video shot by Castro's children and
smuggled into the United States by a friend of Dashiell
Torralba, former girlfriend of Antonio Castro Soto del
Valle, a Cuban orthopedic surgeon and one of
Castro's five children with Dalia Soto del Valle.
In a brief interview with WLTV reporter Mario Vallejo,
Torralba said her decision to expose the family's
intimate home life "could be a way to communicate to
Dalia all the damage she'd done to me."
Torralba's two-year relationship with Antonio Castro
ended abruptly after the direct intervention of Soto del
Among topics to be discussed throughout the video's
airing over the next several days will be Castro family
members' involvement in the lucrative sale of visas, of
which Torralba claims to have evidence.
The grainy home video reveals a spacious family
home with children and adults frolicking in an
expansive garden and clad in sporty outfits. A young
man is seen riding a motorized scooter down a long
outdoor red-brick pathway at one point.
Castro only appears briefly in the first segment of
video, seated at the end of a long dining table eating a
meal, clad in a casual red shirt.
WLTV 23 will air the entire video in brief segments
over the next 10 days.