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15/04/1959 Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

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Castro Visits DC - 1959 | Today In History | 15 Apr 17

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Fidel Castro in the US, 1960

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Fidel Castro in 1959: “I will never be against any right”

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Fidel Castro at the National Press Club, April 1959

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Fidel Castro shares his political ideology, 1959: CBC Archives | CBC

Castro was a member of a revolutionary group and took a key role in the Cuban Revolution which overthrew the former government. Following this, he visited the US where he gave a talk to the Council of Foreign Affairs. President Eisenhower did not want to meet him, so Castro met with Vice-President Nixon instead, whom he disliked.