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Castro in New York

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Guy,Rosa (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Fall, 1996
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, United States, Race relations, Cuba, Civil rights, New York (City), Castro, Fidel
"When Fidel Castro came to New York in 1960 for the 18th General Assembly at the United Nations, he was flushed with his victory over the dictator Fulgencio Batista, and he had signed the first land-reform bill expropriating land from foreign monopolies to redistribute among landless peasants. That, of course, was a challenge to the United Fruit Company and the United States, and for it he was painted red. When he arrived in New York, he was insulted at the Shelbourne Hotel in midtown, and so he took all of his group and went up to Harlem, to the Hotel Theresa." (author)