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News in Review - January 2017 Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

The death of Fidel Castro in late November 2016 had Cubans mourning while expats were celebrating. He was a polarizing figure, larger than life and an enigma. He’s been a long-time friend of Canada thanks to a friendship with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and an arch enemy of America — at least until former U.S. president Barack Obama tried to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

In September 2015 Pope Francis travelled to Cuba and the United States. The Pope has never been one to shy away from politics and this trip was no exception. Yet the faithful came out in the hundreds of thousands to see the leader of the Catholic Church and hear his message of love and acceptance.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 The United States and Cuba: Friends Again?

A few days before Christmas in 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made a sudden and surprising announcement. After a 50-year freeze, the United States and Cuba were resuming diplomatic relations. This News In Review story looks at the reasons behind a half-century stalemate and the factors that allowed it to endure for so long.
  • 2015
  • 00:16:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Cuba : From Dream To Harsh Reality

A documentary on the dreams and disillusionment created by Fidel Castro's revolution, between the fifties and eighties. The first chapter, The Dream, describes the origins and first years of the dream, up until the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. The second chapter, Wake-up Call, opens with the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and shows growing awareness of the reality of the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:49:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

Doc Zone Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution

This documentary presents a deeply personal account of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-time leader, taken largely from private letters, correspondence, speeches and interviews. Exclusive footage of Castro’s childhood home and his rebel headquarters in the Sierra Maestra Mountains is complimented by classic archive footage, including CBC interviews with Castro when he was the most wanted man in Cuba.
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1996 Castro's Cuba, Fighting to Survive

In light of the tightening U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Cuba's history, status and current attempts to win European and North American investment are examined.
  • 1996
  • 00:15:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1996

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