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MIAMI - The younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro, Juanita Castro, collaborated with the US Central Intelligence Agency against her brothers' rule in Cuba before going into exile in Miami in 1964, she has revealed.
Juanita Castro, 76, who has not spoken to either of her brothers for more than four decades, made the revelation to the Spanish-language TV channel Univision-Noticias 23 on the eve of the publication of her memoirs about the Castro Brothers Fidel, 83, and Raul, 78.
The book in Spanish titled Fidel and Raul,My Brothers, the Secret History, co-written with Mexican journalist Maria Antonieta Collins, was published yesterday.
After initially supporting Fidel Castro's 1959 Revolution that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Juanita said she became disillusioned by the way her brother executed opponents and moved towards communism.
Juanita said that from her house in Havana she had worked to shelter and help those who were being persecuted by Fidel Castro's government.
She told Collins that one day a person close to both her and Fidel brought her an invitation from the CIA, asking her to collaborate with the US spy agency.
"They wanted to talk to me because they had interesting things to tell me, and interesting things to ask me, such as if I was willing to take the risk, if I was ready to listen to them - I was rather shocked, but anyway I said yes," Juanita told Collins.
Collins said that "in this way began a long relationship with the arch-enemy of Fidel Castro, the Central Intelligence Agency".
Juanita, who worked quietly in Miami for more than three decades, running a community pharmacy before retiring in late 2006, last spoke to her brother Fidel at her home in Havana in 1963 when their mother, Lina Ruz Gonzalez, died of a heart attack. She last spoke to her other brother Raul in 1964, just days before she left Cuba to go into exile.
Juanita has been a strong critic of Fidel's communist rule in Cuba. - Reuters