Castro lived like a king, new book claims

Even if your the ruler of a Communist State, there's always room for the trappings of Capitalism. A new book has lifted the lid on how former President of Cuba Fidel Castro lived a life of opulence, complete with luxury yacht and Caribbean island.

Juan Reinaldo Sánchez, a former bodyguard claims that Castro enjoyed a lifestyle that was beyond the wildest dreams of many Cubans. In La Vie Cachée de Fidel Castro (Fidel Castro's Hidden Life), Juan describes Castro as charismatic and intelligent, but also manipulative and egocentric.

Written by French journalist Axel Gyldén,

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