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Fidel Castro [electronic resource]

Reuters Television
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
After Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, Cuba was transformed from American satellite to Soviet client-and, as the Soviet sphere of influence shrank, Cuba started on the way to being transformed into a stand-alone source of bad news 90 miles off the coast of Florida. This program documents Castro's direction of the overthrow of Batista; his accession to power; the Bay of Pigs attack; Che Guevara's role; changes in the Cuban economy; the continuing United States presence at Guantanamo; the Cuban presence in Angola; the exodus of Cuban refugees to the United States. The program raises but does not answer the questions of whether the Cuban people are better off now than before Castro, or whether Castro enjoys as broad a base of support as he and his idolaters claim.
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22 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Castro Takes Power (2:23)
  • Economic Policy (1:57)
  • Foreign Relations (2:05)
  • Tobacco, Education and Guevara's Death (1:32)
  • Economy and Welfare (1:49)
  • Foreign and Military Policy (2:28)
  • Defiance of U.S. (1:27)
  • Refugees Flee for America (1:45)
  • Reagan and U.S. Relations (2:28)
  • Castro on Government Accountability (1:17)
  • Ortega, Noriega, and Castro's Legacy (1:16)
  • Credits: Fidel Castro (0:33)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu
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2599 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., b&w, &col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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