07.11.2011 [The Guardian (blog)] - In reality we know the MotD boys could travel to Doncaster – or somewhere even nicer if they wanted – in a solid-gold car, chauffeur-driven, smoking Havana cigars personally rolled on FidelCastro's thighs, after a couple of papers revealed Alan
Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado, interviewed Cuban President FidelCastro in Havana on February 3, 1994 at the Palace of the Revolution. The interview focused on cigars, but touched on the United States trade embargo and President Castro's future.
FidelCastro was born in 1926, or 1927 according to some biographies, in Cuba. Throughout his childhood the eventual leader of Cuba attended Catholic schools, took a liking to the Spartan regime, studied, and graduated from high school. He would not end his education at this point, however, as he continued to study from 1945-1950 and eventually graduated from the University of Havana. He received a degree in law. During this time period Castro married a woman and had a child named FidelCastro Diaz-Balart, however the marriage ended in 1954. Castro maintained a relationship with his first born son, however, and when Castro took power of the country his son served on the board of the Commission for Atomic Energy in the small country.