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Ted Cruz book says his dad asked to fight alongside Fidel Castro

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz‘s father was a 1950s Cuban revolutionary who longed to slip into the island’s eastern mountains and join Fidel Castro‘s guerrilla army. At 17, Rafael Cruz led a group of insurgents staging urban sabotage against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Cruz was eventually jailed and tortured, and upon his release wanted the underground to help him personally reach Castro’s camp in the Sierra Maestra highlands. “My dad asked if he could join Castro in the mountains and…

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