Against Fidel Castro
UNTOLD STORY: FIDEL CASTRO
Vol 1 No. 2, September 1960
MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER
The Editors of this magazine have tried to present all
sides of Castro,
the man, the rebel, the conqueror. We were impressed with
philosophy of reform, not so impressed with his
justice. We have grave misgivings concerning his
alliances with Russia. But we feel that each reader
must get the
whole picture for himself before making any personal
And here it is, for the first time, the whole UNTOLD STORY
Sounds Off on Castro
These quotes taken from Miss Kilgallen's column make her one
of the first reporters to come out against in print...
January 21, 1959
"Washington insiders expect Fidel Castro to be invited to
White House, on the advice of diplomats working on the old
if we don't make him love us, he may be wooed by the
Some of the international experts are terribly afraid U.S.
reaction to the Castro executions may have irked him to such
that only high level buttering up could repair the damage."
January 23, 1959
"Fidel Castro's closest aides are a little nervous over his
plans. He wants to be another Simon Bolivar,
liberating all Latin
American countries under the role of dictators."
January 29, 1959
...Havana's famed gambling casinos will get permission to
scale operations within two weeks. The same people who
green light from Batista managed to reach Castro."
February 2, 1959
"There have been three minor revolutions within the Castro
the brief period of time since the rebel leader took over
If Fidel doesn't call in some brainy experts to help him run
country and keep him from making boo-boos, he'll be out
February 6, 1959
"Gambler Frank Erickson returned to Havana last week, sure
for all his lofty talk, Fidel Castro wants ‘the boys' back
"The new look at Havana night clubs: Castro soldiers sit at
ringside tables with machine guns at hand and grenades
March 2, 1959
"When Fidel Castro isn't engaged in giving out interviews
television variety shows in the U.S., he's busy restraining
brother Raul from staging mass executions in the Cuban
Fidel is a thorough-going conservative compared with Raul."
March 31, 1959
"Fidel Castro will not shave off his beard for his official
Washington. He doesn't dare, because without it nobody
April 6, 1959
"Our government's intelligence reports on Cuba's Fidel
Castro go back
to the 1940's and aren't very pretty. They list him as
Communist and a killer."
May 1, 1959
"Fidel Castro left New York in quite a pet over the local
treatment of his visit here. He was particularly
one August newspaper gave his regime six months.
to the taxpayers for his protection and other frills during
April 29, 1959
"Despite what Fidel Castro says, leftists have taken control
information and communication systems in Cuba -including
radio and television."
July 15, 1959
"If our state department heads in Washington deny they're
worried over the explosive situation in Cuba and nearby
countries, they're either giving out false information for
their own or playing ostrich, which might prove to be a
game. U.S. intelligence is virtually non-existent if
government isn't aware that Russia already has bases in
Russian pilots in uniform are strutting openly in
is the target for so many assassins they're apt to fall over
in their efforts to get him. The Mafia want to knock
him off. So
do the Batista sympathizers, of course, and then there are
disillusioned rebels, just for starters. He has
machine guns and
other ammunition mounted on every key rooftop near his base
operations, but the smart money doubts if any amount of
change his status as a clay pigeon."
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