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Alina Fernandez, Daughter of Controversial Cuban Leader, Will Speak at PCC Oct. 2

Alina FernandezWINTERVILLE—Alina Fernandez, the daughter of controversial Cuban leader Fidel Castro, will be the keynote speaker Oct. 2, when Pitt Community College celebrates “National Hispanic Heritage Month” with a program in the Craig F. Goess Student Center at 12 p.m.

The 56-year-old Fernandez has been an outspoken critic of Cuba’s communist regime since fleeing the country in 1993 due to dissenting political views. She wrote “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba” in 1998 and currently hosts a radio show in Miami called “Simplemente Alina.”

At PCC, Fernandez will share her first-person account of growing up in Cuba, which includes snapshots of Cuban society and details of the country’s political environment during the 1960s and 70s.

Sponsored by the PCC Multicultural Activities Committee, Tuesday’s event is free and open to the public.