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Castro and Communism
A discussion on whether the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, was a Communist when he came to power in 1959.
# 61455 | 2,150 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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The question of whether or not Fidel Castro was a communist when he assumed power of Cuba in 1959 has been a debated issue over the last 40 years. Upon examination of his life and his time of power, however, it is clear that Castro was not a communist in 1959. This paper examines the life of Fidel Castro, and shows that while his associations at the time may have been communist, Castro himself was not.

From the Paper:

"Fidel Castro was born on a sugar plantation in the Oriente province of Cuba in 1926. Coming from a family of plantation owners, Castro worked the family sugar cane fields throughout his youth. Additionally, Castro attended the Colegio Lasalie and the Colegio Dolores, both Jesuit institutions. In 1942, Castro entered the Colegio Belen, a Jesuit prep school, and obtained a law doctorate from the University of Havana in 1950 ("Castro, Fidel", online)."

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