Fidel Castro and Stalin were soulmates
Álvaro Alba was born on 27 December 1963 in Matanzas, Cuba, in a military family. The regime was never questioned, neither in his family nor at school; the students were of the privileged class who did not suffer from any kind of shortage. After his studies in Havana, he left in 1980 to study jurisprudence, international relations and history in the Soviet Union. After finishing his university career and a brief return to Cuba in 1988, in 1989 he began to work in Moscow for the ABC newspaper as a correspondent from the Soviet Union. His journalistic work took him to numerous places in the USSR, which, together with his knowledge of Soviet history and literature, led him to the conviction that Communism was bad. He experienced the fall of the regime in the Soviet Union. Today he works at Martí Noticias, and he has lived in the United States since 1993, where he accepted exile with his family through the „Exodus“ program by the Cuban-American National Foundation. He is married and has two children.