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Today in Latin American History

Fidel Castro Arrived in NYC as the head of the Cuban Delegation to the U.N. in 1960

Fidel Castro Arrived in NYC as the head of the Cuban Delegation to the U.N. in 1960

Photo: Fidel Castro at the U.N. in 1960

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Today in Latin American history, Fidel Castro arrived in NYC as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations in 1960.

While in New York he met with journalists and anti-establishment figures like Malcolm X, he described New York as a “city of persecution” against black and poor Americans.

Although Castro publicly denied being a socialist, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev informed his entourage that the Cuban would become “a beacon of Socialism in Latin America.”

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