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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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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Fidel Castro : El hombre detras del mito (Español / Spanish / Espagnol)

Fidel Castro es una figura histórica del siglo XX el "último monstruo sagrado" de la política internacional. Un jefe de Estado tanto odiaba y adorado, pero no deja a nadie indiferente. El carismático líder de una revolución como ningún otro ha enfrentado a diez presidentes de Estados Unidos a la cabeza de Cuba, y un régimen de partido único, comunista, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2015

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Castro in the Eyes of His Loved Ones

Fidel Castro, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, was one of the most visible and polarizing figures of the latter half of the 20th century – a symbol of Third World revolution for some, an oppressive dictator for others. But behind the image and fiery speeches, who really was this man who survived over 600 assassination attempts? That’s what we ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/01/2015

The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Sustainable Agriculture (Part 1 of 2)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989, Cuba has revolutionized agriculture to produce more food on less land with very little environmental impact. With no fuel available to transport food, they’ve transformed traditional practices and brought farming into the cities. Many nations are now turning to this iconic island nation for guidance in making their own agricultural practices ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013