Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Quotes from Fidel Castro across More Than 5 Decades

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Quotes from Fidel Castro across More Than 5 Decades

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"Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me."

Oct. 16, 1953, at his trial for attack that launched the Cuban Revolution.

"Workers and farmers, this is the socialist and democratic revolution of the humble, with the humble and for the humble."

April 16, 1961, declaring his government socialist.

"We will win this battle for life, and not only for your lives, but also for the lives of all children in the world."

Dec. 23, 1999, asking children to participate in fight to repatriate Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez.

"I do not have the slightest doubt that our people and our revolution will fight to the last drop of blood to defend these and other ideas and measures that are necessary to safeguard this historic process. …

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