Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fidel Castro’s oldest sister dies in Havana at 88

Posted on Wednesday, 02.29.12

Univision: Fidel Castro's oldest sister dies in Havana at 88

The oldest sister of Cuban leaders Raul and Fidel Castro has died in
Havana, Univision in Miami is reporting, citing another sister.

Angela Maria Castro Ruz, 88, apparently died Tuesday. The cause of death
is unknown. The Cuban government has not officially announced the death.

Juanita Castro, a sister of Cuban leaders who lives in Miami, reported
the news on a local website, the station said.

"She died at dawn on Tuesday; she had been sick for a long time and had
been in a hospital," Juanita Castro said, according to the station.

Angela was the oldest of seven siblings: Ramon, Fidel, Raul, Juanita,
Emma and Agustina.

According to Juanita Castro, who left Cuba in 1966, she never saw her
sister again after she left the island.

Angela's funeral will be held on Thursday in her native town of Biran.

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