Fidel Castro

On May 24, 1959, The Times pub­lished a signed state­ment of Fi­del Castro’s writ­ten in re­sponse to the ques­tion “If you gain power, will you be a dic­tat­or?” asked by Amer­ic­an cor­res­pond­ent Ruth Lloyd.
On April 20, 1959, The Times re­por­ted that after a two hour and 20 minute dis­cus­sion with Vice Pres­id­ent Richard Nix­on at the Cap­it­ol, Prime Min­is­ter Fi­del Castro said that his pro­vi­sion­al Cuban gov­ern­ment “does not want to stay in power one minute longer than is ne­ces­sary be­fore hav­ing free elec­tions.”
On Feb. 17, 1959, The Times re­por­ted that Fi­del Castro, the 32-year-old lead­er of Cuba’s re­volu­tion, was sworn in as Prime Min­is­ter and con­ceded he faced “the roughest test of my life.”
On Jan. 9. 1959, The Times re­por­ted that Fi­del Castro, 32-year-old rebel lead­er who ous­ted dic­tat­or Ful­gen­cio Batista in a gruel­ing two-year re­volt, entered Havana in a tri­umph to the sa­lute of boom­ing guns, peal­ing church bells and the cheers of hun­dreds of thou­sands.
On Jan. 5, 1959, The Times pub­lished the first in­ter­view with Fi­del Castro since the rebel vic­tory in Cuba. Ju­les Dubois, a Chica­go Tribune cor­res­pond­ent spoke with Castro in Hol­guin, Ori­ent Province, a stop on his vic­tory parade to Havana.
On Mar. 29, 1957, The Times re­por­ted that the cen­sor­ship re­cently im­posed on Cuba by the gov­ern­ment of Pres­id­ent Ful­gen­cio Batista has in some re­spects back­fired.
On Aug. 2, 1953, The Times, re­por­ted that Fi­del Castro, stu­dent lead­er at the Uni­versity of Havana, had con­fessed he dir­ec­ted the ill-fated re­bel­lion against the gov­ern­ment of Pres­id­ent Gen. Ful­gen­cio Batista.