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Castro Bodyguard's Exposé: Luxury, Ladies, Secrecy in Starving Cuba

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By    |   Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 12:27 PM

A longtime bodyguard of the late Fidel Castro chronicled the Cuban dictator's life of luxury and ladies as the country starved, the N.Y. Post reported Sunday.

"While his people suffered, Fidel Castro lived in comfort – keeping everything, including his eight children, his many mistresses, even his wife, a secret,” former bodyguard Juan Reinaldo Sanchez wrote, per the Post, in the book "The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Líder Maximo."

Castro, who had relinquished control of Cuba to his brother Raul in 2008, died Friday at age 90. Castro's death brought renewed attention to his "brutal" regime and "unimaginable suffering," as President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday.

Sanchez's exposé featured an inside look into Castro's "personal fortune offering safe haven to drug traffickers," and delving into salacious affairs with "a bevy of women" over decades and a one-time threat to execute Raul because of a bout with alcoholism in the '90s, according to the Post.

Also, Castro has survived over 600 assassination attempts, including as many as eight by the CIA, according to a USA Today report.

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A longtime bodyguard of the late Fidel Castro chronicled the Cuban dictator's life of luxury and ladies as the country starved, the N.Y. Post reported Sunday.
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