• Short Summary

    FIDEL CASTRO SPENT HIS WEEKEND IN VENEZUELA, HELPING REVOLUTIONARIES THERE CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE OVER-THROW OF DICTATOR PEREZ JIMINEZ (CQ).

  • Description

    FIDEL CASTRO SPENT HIS WEEKEND IN VENEZUELA, HELPING REVOLUTIONARIES THERE CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE OVER-THROW OF DICTATOR PEREZ JIMINEZ (CQ).

    THE SAME KIND OF HUGE, ADORING THROUGH THAT TURNED OUT TO GREET CASTRO IN HAVANA WAS ON HAND WHEN HIS PLANE ARRIVED IN CARACAS. THEY STORMED THROUGH POLICE LINES TO GET CLOSE TO THE CUBAN HERO. A CONTINGENT OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EXILES AND MEN CARRYING COMMUNIST FLAGS AND PLACARDS WERE ALSO AT THE AIRPORT. IT WAS FAR DIFFERENT FROM THE STONING THAT GREETED VICE PRESIDENT NIXON HERE LAST YEAR.

    CASTRO TOLD NEWSMEN IN CARACAS THAT THE UNITED STATES MUST CHANGE ITS ATTITUDE TOWARD CUBA BEFORE THERE CAN BE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. HE BLAMED THE YANKEE PRESS AND THE YANKEES CONGRESS FOR THIS BAD BLOOD. OUR PRESS, HE SAID, HAD DEFAMED HIS GOVERNMENT. AND OUR CONGRESS, BE CHARGED, HAD VILIFIED CUBA.

    THEN HE WENT ON TO AMPLIFY HIS PLEA FOR UNITY AMONG THE LATIN-AMERICAN NATIONS.....PERHAPS LEADING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LATIN-AMERICAN LEAGUE, OR A GROUPING OF CARIBBEAN NATIONS.

    CASTRO WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS OWN POLITICAL AMBITIONS. WELL, HE ANSWERED, IF HE'S DRAFTER FOR THE PRESIDENCY HE WOULD ANSWER THE CALL. MEANWHILE, HE'LL BIDE HIS TIME AS THE CUBAN CONSTITUTION REQUIRES.....

    ....THAT THE PRESIDENT BE 35 YEARS OF AGE. CASTRO IS THIRTY-ONE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5XIIL630KXA1QDOEU61FANNF1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XIIL630KXA1QDOEU61FANNF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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