The Fidel Castro Tapes



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Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.

In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator's turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.

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"The Fidel Castro Tapes" features rarely — and never-before-seen — images to tell the life story of the controversial leader of Cuba. To some an icon of resistance and to others the very face of dictatorial oppression, Fidel Castro was one of the most provocative political figures of the 20th century.

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