Dalia Soto del Valle Biography
(Fidel Castro's Second Wife)
Dalia Soto del Valle was the second wife of Cuban revolutionary and politician Fidel Castro. Castro served as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then served as its President from 1976 to 2008. Dalia’s relationship with Fidel Castro remained under wraps for most part of her life due to security reasons. In fact, her first public appearance along with the famous Cuban leader came 30 years after their wedding. Famously known as the first lady of Cuba who never was, Dalia Soto del Valle was a teacher by profession. From her relationship of more than 40 years with Fidel Castro, Dalia gave birth to five sons, but her identity remained mostly obscured until her husband’s death in November 2016.