• Short Summary

    JUANITA CASTRO, SISTER OF CUBAN PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO, ARRIVED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA (SOUTHEASTERN USA) ON FRIDAY (9 OCTOBER).

  • Description

    JUANITA CASTRO, SISTER OF CUBAN PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO, ARRIVED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA (SOUTHEASTERN USA) ON FRIDAY (9 OCTOBER). SHE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY A LARGE GROUP OF CUBAN EXILES.
    MISS CASTRO TOLD THE ROUGHLY 800 CUBAN EXILES AT THE AIRPORT THAT SHE THOUGHT HER BROTHER'S DAY AS CUBAN CHIEF OF STATE WERE NUMBERED. SHE SAID THE ONLY WAY TO OVERTHROWN THE CASTRO GOVERNMENT IS BY FORCE OF ARMS AND THAT, IF AN ARMED LANDING TAKES PLACE, THE CUBAN PEOPLE WOULD RISE EN MASSE.
    "THERE MAY BE MISSILES IN CUBA", SHE SAID, "BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TYPE THEY ARE. BUT THE WORST THREAT IS HAVING MOSCOW'S SATELLITE IN THE CARIBBEAN, ONLY 90 MILES FROM THE UNITED STATES." SHE SAID THE EXILES HAD A DOUBLE DUTY: "TO SAVE CUBA AND THE AMERICANS". MISS CASTRO ALSO DESCRIBED THE MEXICAN COMMUNIST GROUPS AS A POTENTIAL DANGER TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE HEMISPHERE.
    AN EXILE SOURCE SAID MISS CASTRO WOULD PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL ACTIVITIES AND WOULD BE IN MIAMI FOR SEVERAL DAYS. HER LAST VISIT TO MIAMI CAME IN 1958 WHEN SHE WAS DEPORTED TO HAVANA AFTER ENTERING THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY FROM MEXICO IN THE BOOT OF AN AUTOMOBILE.
    MISS CASTRO, 32 YEARS OLD, SOUGHT POLITICAL ASYLUM IN MEXICO LAST SUMMER AFTER, SHE SAID, BREAKING WITH HER BROTHER. SHE TRAVELLED TO BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA AFTER THE ASYLUM WAS GRANTED, DESCRIBING A "REIGN OF TERROR" IN CUBA IN SPEECHES WHICH, SHE SAID, IS THE MOST BRUTAL OF ANY NATION. HER STEADY DRUMFIRE OF CRITICISM AGAINST THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT HAS DRAWN LITTLE OR NO OFFICIAL COMMENT. HOWEVER MANY OF HER CHARGES HAVE BEEN DENIED BY SR. CASTRO OR BY OTHER OFFICIALS OF HIS GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEXZSE1XJIBFRIHMVYIBR6U257
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXZSE1XJIBFRIHMVYIBR6U257
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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