Lost Castro Interview Found

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.