Trickster Lures Castro Son Into Online Affair
Cuban reveals family secrets, lavish lifestyle in 8-month flirtation
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2009 7:57 PM CDT
Cuban baseball trainer Antonio Castro, right, encourages the team as they trail Japan during their World Baseball Classic game in San Diego Wednesday, March 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – A Miami prankster has lured one of Fidel Castro's sons into an online affair by posing as a beautiful woman from Colombia, the Miami Herald reports. In their amorous chats, broadcast recently on Miami television, Antonio Castro Soto del Valle reveals numerous personal details—like his address, phone number, and travel plans, all breaches of Castro family security.

Cuban-born Luis Domínguez, 46, saw Antonio surrounded by "beautiful women" at a baseball tournament 3 years ago and planned his sting. Contacting Antonio by email as "Claudia," a sports journalist, Dominguez carried on the flirtation for 8 months. What struck a Miami TV exec who revealed the scandal was Antonio's lavish lifestyle: "He lives in a world like no other Cuban," he said. "We're showing the audience the two Cubas."