Time: August 13, 2012 from 10pm to 11:45pm
Location: Black Talk Radio News
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Event Type: talk radio, politics, news
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2012
Wikipedia says "Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born August 13, 1926 and Today is his 86th birthday. He is a Cuban Revolutionary and politician. Under his leadership the Republic of Cuba was converted into a one-party socialist state, with industry and business being nationalized under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society.
Mr. Castro became involved in leftist anti-imperialist politics while studying law at the University of Havana. Involving himself in armed rebellions against right-wing governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, he concluded that the U.S.-backed Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, who was widely seen as a dictator, had to be overthrown; to this end he led a failed armed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953.
After being imprisoned for a year, he traveled to Mexico, and with the aid of his brother Raúl Castro and friend Che Guevara, assembled a group of revolutionaries called the 26th of July Movement.
Returning with them to Cuba, he took a key role in the Cuban Revolution, leading a successful guerrilla war against Batista's forces, overthrowing him in 1959.
To this day, despite the end of the cold war between the US and Russia, despite being heavily indebted to China, the United States continues its embargo of the tiny Island nation.
Tonight we will listen to Fidel Castro discuss the harmful effects of the embargo and the evilness of American Empire.
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