American Experience: Fidel Castro Series

Lectures curated around American Experience: Fidel Castro, which examines this controversial, charismatic dictator who has confounded American presidents from Eisenhower to Bush.

Fidel Castro is a two-hour documentary on Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has survived a CIA-backed invasion, countless assassination plots, an economic embargo, even the collapse of his benefactor, the Soviet Union. For the leader of a small Caribbean nation, Castro's impact on the latter half of the twentieth century has been inordinate. Castro sent his soldiers to the farthest reaches of the world and roused his people to accomplish heroic feats, in the name of justice and the promise of a brilliant future. But he also drove two million Cubans into exile, and silenced those who dared challenge his rule. This program offers insights into topics in American history including US involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America, the Cold War, Communism, presidential politics, international diplomacy, nuclear war and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban exiles and the Cuban American community, refugee policy, trade embargoes, the nature of leadership, and more.

Lectures curated around American Experience: Fidel Castro, which examines this controversial, charismatic dictator who has confounded American presidents from Eisenhower to Bush.

Fidel Castro is a two-hour documentary on Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has survived a CIA-backed invasion, countless assassination plots, an economic embargo, even the collapse of his benefactor, the Soviet Union. For the leader of a small Caribbean nation, Castro's impact on the latter half of the twentieth century has been inordinate. Castro sent his soldiers to the farthest reaches of the world and roused his people to accomplish heroic feats, in the name of justice and the promise of a brilliant future. But he also drove two million Cubans into exile, and silenced those who dared challenge his rule. This program offers insights into topics in American history including US involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America, the Cold War, Communism, presidential politics, international diplomacy, nuclear war and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban exiles and the Cuban American community, refugee policy, trade embargoes, the nature of leadership, and more.

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