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Important Documents & Speeches by
Fidel Castro Ruz

Speeches, Articles & Philosophical Discussion
The following documents present the theories and principles embraced and promulgated by Fidel Castro. They are also powerful commentary on world events of the time and often serve as counterpoints to the accepted paradigms of the West.

While sparse now, the library is constantly expanding so check back often. If you would like to see a document posted, or have one to contribute, please contact me.

An archive of documents by Castro are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian at Cuba.cu.

Star "History Will Absolve Me." On trial for treason charges stemming from the attack at the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba on July 26, 1953, Castro gave this landmark speech — later transcribed and published while serving a sentence at the then Isle of Pines — as his defense.
Star A Single Flag, A Single Ideal: Cuba! Speech to the National Federation of Sugar Workers, 15th December, 1959. Originally released by the Department of Public Relations, Ministry of State, Republic of Cuba, Havana, 15 December, 1959.
Star Speech by Fidel to the South African Parliament. Address by His Excellency Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the NCOP - September 4, 1998. I missed getting tickets to this event while I was at the University of Cape Town. Damn.
Star "Africa deserves our most determined support." Speech by President Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, at the official banquet given by the president of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, on May 6, 2001, Year of the Victorious Revolution in the New Millennium.

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(1817-1874)
Central leader of Cuba's first independence war; on October 10, 1868, issued Grito de Yara [Cry of Yara], proclaiming Cuba's independence; killed by Spanish troops in ambush.