As It Happened
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This is the story of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.
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2015 Emmy Nomination: Oustanding Research
Episode InformationIn 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings. Contemporary images and media chronicle how Castro’s drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades and capture the attention of the world.