Diego Armando Maradona lived very important years of his life in Cuba. There he was from 2000 to 2005, undergoing a strong treatment against drug addiction and accompanied by Guillermo Coppola and Gabriel Buono, his secretary.
“I don’t want to leave this world. I will fight to continue living ”, He said after having been very close to dying in Punta del Este and there he began the journey to work on his recovery. At 39 years old and overweight never seen in him, Maradona had hit rock bottom and needed immediate help.
In the first days received the support of Fidel Castro and he was living with his wife Claudia and their daughters Dalma and Giannina. His parents and in-laws also traveled to Cuba, and he had an ambulance, a nurse, a paramedic and a driver at their disposal.
After a quiet time, then the excesses and the parties with guests arrived who came to Cuba to enjoy with the idol. There was no lack of control, the fights with the doctors for not complying with what they asked of him and many legends that could never be confirmed.
In those years, Maradona had a lot of bond with Fidel Castro and he even had it tattooed on his leg. Diego was 100% protected by the government and there was always talk that there is many unrecognized children in that country.
Maradona’s stage in Cuba was colored by many very dark tints. Mavys Álvarez Rego, a woman there, said that when she was only 16 years old, she was a victim of Diego’s abuse. In his talk with Infobae, says that the ex-footballer put her in the world of drugs and that he harassed her violently on more than one occasion. “Diego took me to drugs when I was 16 years old, I had not turned 17.”
She also said that the Argentine rented her a house and forced her to stay there, getting angry if he found out that she left the home, sometimes even hitting her. Among other violent and unpleasant stories, he assured that Maradona took her to Argentina for breast surgery and forced her to do things that she did not want on more than one occasion.
Maradona’s adventure in Cuba ended in 2005 and he returned to Argentina to host the Night of the 10 and continue with his life. Years of madness, in a country that he admired until the last day.
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