This interview was recorded in Tubac, Arizona on June 5th, 2019 and covers the following themes:
Father Raul Castro’s childhood experiences with discrimination.
The meeting of Beth’s parents.
Father’s love for Arizona, career drive, and desire to break glass ceilings.
Beth’s childhood growing up in a political, interracial family.
Family friendship with Ted DeGrazia.
Growing up in the shadow of a public figure. Father’s consciousness of his public image.
Childhood social isolation because of father’s public career. Threats against family.
Beth’s use of the Castro name to raise money for scholarships.
Father’s political ethos.
Beth’s childhood on her family’s pony farm. The Rillito River and horseback riding in the Catalina Foothills.
Family move to El Salvador. Life in US embassy and expectations for the daughter of a diplomat.
College in Dallas and visits to Bolivia. Bomb going off at embassy.
Father’s Arizona gubernatorial run and career-focus.
The stresses of Beth’s father’s political career her mother.
Visits to Argentina.
Raul Castro’s life after his political career.