In 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.

This video originally appeared on OPB, September 2, 2014. It is worth watching for anyone interested in Cuban history and U.S. Cuban relations.

The Fidel Castro Tapes

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