A Florida-based Cuban exile blogger called Luis Dominguez has managed to penetrate the tight security cordon around the Castro family by posing as a Columbian sports journalist.

Dominguez says that he used Antonio Castro's alleged weakness for young women and sports to gain his trust, chatting with him over the course of 8 months. The blogger defended his deception by saying that he was trying to expose the Castros' opulent lifestyles:

"I use whatever tools I have to be able to get back at these people. In Cuba people are put in prison for no reason at all. Their rights are violated... So, why can't I do the same thing to them? I have no remorse whatsoever".

The Cuban authorities refused to comment, but Dominquez says that Antonio is now considerably less chatty.