Internet Hoax Snares One of Fidel Castro’s Sons
Published: Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 12:16 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 12:16 a.m.
MIAMI | One of Fidel Castro’s sons carried on an eight-month flirtation
over the Internet with a person he believed was a Colombian woman.
Surprise! The woman was actually a Miami man, according to the trickster
and the TV station that broadcast the sting to show it’s possible to get
around Cuba’s security.
“Guess where I am and I will make love to you without stopping,” Antonio
Castro Soto del Valle, Fidel’s son and physician for the Cuban national
baseball team, reportedly wrote “Claudia” during a January trip to
Russia with his uncle Raul.
But “Claudia” turned out to be Luis Dominguez, a Cuban-born Miamian who
unveiled the sting on Americateve TV in Miami, saying it was designed to
“shatter the myth of an impenetrable” security system.
“Claudia’s” cyber-boyfriend never revealed any state secrets and made no
mention of Fidel during their chats.
But he sent her what he said were his phone number and home address in
Havana, wrote that he had no bodyguards and gave advance notice of a
trip to Mexico – all breaches of the tight secrecy that has alwai in
mid-January that Fidel Castro had died, Dominguez said, he assured
Americateve that the rumors were likely false because Antonio was
keeping up his regular chats with his cyber-girlfriend.
The man who used the Canada-based e-mail address
“tonycsport(AT)yahoo.ca” also provided “Claudia” with details of a life
far richer than the grind of the average Cuban – weekends in Varadero
beach, Lacoste shirts and belt buckles, a personal Apple computer and a
BlackBerry with Internet access, Dominguez’s files showed.
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