Lost Castro Interview Found

    27 May 1960, Havana, Cuba --- Original caption: Fidel Castro said in a telecast on May 27th, that U.S. action in halting technical aid was "reprisal" for U.S. "annoyance" over Cuba's giving a million dollars worth of disaster aid to Chile.  He termed the U.S. technical aid "insignificant." --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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    An interview with a young Fidel Castro, made just days after he claimed victory in Cuba’s revolution, has emerged after lying around untouched in the archives for more than 50 years. Shown as part of a new documentary, The Longest Day, released in Cuba last week, the footage shows the then-32-year-old Castro flushed with victory. “I devote my memory to the fallen heroes in this hour of triumph,” he said, speaking to a reporter on Jan. 4, 1959, in an airport in the eastern city of Camaguey. Castro had just toppled the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista on New Year’s Day.

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