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Fidel Castro, President of Cuba 1959-date

Fidel Castro
President of Cuba 1959-date

17" x 24", oil on masonite

published Time Magazine, October 8, 1965
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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The cover story reported on a significant speech given by Fidel Castro in September 1965, in which he said that he would soon explain the much speculated on, mysterious, seven-month disappearance of revolutionary Che Guevara. In the same speech he also announced, for the first time since the revolution, that he would allow Cubans with American relatives to leave the island.

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Fidel Castro

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