Photos of young people living it up and flaunting their substance trappings are nothing new on social media.
Except when it’s the grandson of Fidel Castro , the late Cuban Communist leader.
Tony Castro, who is in his early 20 s and a spitting image of his granddad, has been posting photos on his private Instagram account showing off his BMW, snacks at posh eateries around the world, and luxuriating aboard a yacht.
Photos obtained by El Nuevo Herald from an Instagram follower of the young Castro indicated him at Chanel Havana fashion displays, along with sojourning in the Maya Riviera and Barcelona, among other trendy spots.
That’s not sitting well with Cubans on small island developing or exiles in South Florida, who note most Cubans are expected to live on an average salary of $30 a month and rationed meat. Unable to afford much of anything, many Cubans get around on bicycles or automobiles from the 1950 s.
“All the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others, ” Pedro Perez wrote on his Facebook page, as the Miami Herald reported. The statement is from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” – which is banned in Cuba.
The grandson may have acquired a high-end savor from his father, Antonio, who himself has something of an extravagant streak. Antonio Castro has been photographed in Mykonos, the Greek resort island, and on a yacht in Turkey where he booked five suites in one of the countries most high-end inns, the Herald reported.
He did not care for his activities to be documented, and allegedly had his guards attack a Turkish columnist who seek to photo him, the Herald said.