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View Resource Castro Speech Databases

The Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas provides access to a searchable and browsable database of speeches by Cuban Leader Fidel Castro. It contains "full text of English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences by Castro, based upon the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a US government agency responsible for monitoring...
View Resource Kennedy & Castro: The Secret History

Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this intriguing electronic briefing book (presented by the National Security Archive at George Washington University), contains an audio tape of the late President Kennedy discussing the possibility of a clandestine meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana (just several weeks before Kennedy's death). Along with this...
View Resource Papal Visit to Cuba

This week's In the News discusses the Papal visit to Cuba. The nine resources discussed offer a variety of background information and analysis of this event. Pope John Paul II recently completed an historic five-day trip to Cuba. While the Pope is an ardent anti-communist, Fidel Castro gambled that hosting the Pontiff would increase his own and Cuba's international stature. In addition, as...