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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Castro at the United Nations -- 50 Years On

 Fifty years ago today (26 Sept. 1960) Fidel Castro, who was leading the Cuban delegation to New York, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. During his speech, which lasted about four hours, he condemned American colonialism and imperialism in his country and throughout the region. He stayed in a hotel in Harlem, and met with Malcolm X, Langston Hughes and others. He was warmly greeted several times by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Half a century of bad relations with Castro. Time to move on.

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