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Offline TomSea

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Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:15:21 PM »
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Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
By ANDREW GLASS

This day in 1959, four months after leading a successful revolution in Cuba, Fidel Castro began an 11-day visit to the United States. His visit came at a time when tensions between his regime and the American government were rising steadily.

Castro neither requested nor accepted an official government invitation for his trip to Washington and New York. Rather, he came at the invitation of what was then called the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

During his stay, Castro placed a wreath on George Washington’s grave, toured the Bronx Zoo, ate hot dogs and hamburgers at Yankee Stadium and generally made a big media splash. Wherever he went, the 33-year-old bearded Cuban leader invariably wore his trademark rumpled green fatigues.

Read more at: https://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/this-day-in-politics-april-15-1959-090037



More reading here: https://babalublog.com/2019/04/15/fidel-castro-and-another-april-15th/

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Re: Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 02:41:15 PM »
Nixon looks thrilled
The jolly, candy-like button!

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Re: Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 03:21:52 PM »
Where was a sniper when you needed one?

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Re: Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 04:35:18 PM »
I remember when he met Obama.

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Re: Fidel Castro visits the U.S., April 15, 1959
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 04:43:44 PM »
That is a fascinating period. If I were a student, I would try to study it.

The Suez canal crisis and more. Youtube has a video of Nasser speaking, largely fluent in English. I think that was one of 'Six Crises' Nixon wrote about. I'm unsure if Cuba was. It is in the wikipedia article on the book.




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