Mariela Castro Espin, gay rights advocate

Daughter of Raúl, niece of Fidel, mind of her own.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Mariela Castro Espín in Ottawa on June 24.
Jim Creskey
Published: Monday, 06/30/2014 8:08 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 01/08/2015 11:24 am EST

Right or wrong, there’s an inevitable skepticism about politicians who take on human rights causes—especially if the politician, Mariela Castro Espín, is from one of the world’s last Marxist governments.

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