Pikeville woman remembers fleeing Cuba

Fe Finch of Pikeville recalls growing up in Cuba when Fidel Castro came into power and her father, the late Dr. Jose deVarona was appointed General Director of Public Health before resigning when the political tide turned. The former director of O'Berry Center, deVarona moved his family to the U.S. in 1961.


When Fe Finch learned of the passing of Fidel Castro, she spent most of the day crying.

But not because he died.

Memories of her early life in Cuba -- where her father and uncle had both been appointed by Castro as minister of public health and secretary of labor, respectively, only...

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