Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died aged To celebrate the life of this remarkable figure in history, we present a selection from. On trial in Santiago for leading a bloody assault on the city’s Moncada garrison, young revolutionary leader Fidel Castro uttered a phrase in court that would. Fidel Castro: “History Will Absolve Me”. Excerpts from his own defense, delivered at his trial, October Fidel Castro in ; We have fomented a rebellion.

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I know very fidrl that the oligarchy bears most of the blame. Cubans despite having one of most gifted lands were none the better for it. Fundamental matters of principle are being debated here, the right of men to be free is on trial, the very foundations of our existence as a civilized and democratic nation are in the balance.

Jorge Pagliery, Dean of the Bar in this city, to represent me in this case. Fixel must there not be a high degree of corruption in the courts of law when these courts imprison citizens who try to rid the country fidle so much infamy? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From that moment, the Judicial Power – which since March 10th had placed itself against and outside the Constitution – would cease to exist and we would proceed to its immediate and total reform before it would once again assume the power granted it by the Supreme Law of the Republic.

The sentence increases from five to twenty years if the castrk is carried out.

I want to be just above all else, so I can’t blame all the soldiers for the shameful crimes that stain a few evil and treacherous Army men. This is not an inconceivable thought. In this way they avenged the abuses and immoralities perpetrated against them both by Taboada, the warden, and the supervisor, Lieutenant Rozabal, who drove them from sun up to sun down building private mansions and starved them by embezzling the prison food budget.


Jun 01, Jessica Lu rated it liked it. Castro was brought before a different court on 16 October for sentencing.

It says if a Prince or a wanna be finds such people mobshe must give them scapegoats, some punching bag to vent their anger on – the scapegoat may or may not deserve the blame, the accusing person might or might not be honest; it doesn’t matter. Nov 27, Balu rated it really liked it Shelves: It is of no importance.

The city depends on these rural areas. On the other hand, except for the. Just as if someone is a physician. Jan absolge, Paula rated it liked it.

Posada who bravely told them they could enter only over his dead body. You will answer that on the former occasion the Courts failed to act because force prevented them from doing so.

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This attitude, unusually magnanimous and considerate, spared the citizens a great deal of bloodshed. Half of the property recovered would be used to subsidize retirement funds for hiwtory and the other half would be used for hospitals, asylums and charitable organizations.

Anyone interested in revolutionary politics or Cuba should give this one a read. Some of the talks were very logical and with very simple but convincing political concepts. Except for a few food, lumber and textile industries, Cuba continues to be primarily a producer of raw materials. But no one would castri think of Barriguilla as a revolutionary. The March 10th coup took place at the moment when the civil government’s prestige had dwindled to its lowest ebb, a circumstance of which Batista and his clique took advantage.

History Will Absolve Me

How to keep secret what had really happened, when so many young men were willing to risk everything – prison, torture and death, if necessary – in order that the truth be told before this Court? He had to add the treason of March,the crimes of July,and all the millions that only time will reveal. It is well-known in Cuban history that assassination of prisoners was fatally linked with Batista’s name.


This book was written by a revolutionary with lofty dreams for his homeland and a detailed plan of how to achieve those dreams. That same night, I wrote the Court a letter denouncing the plot; requesting that two Court physicians be sent to certify my excellent state of health, and to inform you that if to save my life I must take part in such deception, I would a thousand times prefer to lose it. Leaving the matter to their own consciences, I told them abbsolve Different people, reading this book, will likely take different things from it, depending on their reading of histiry Perhaps Castro, who always wanted to be a dictator, was simply using the tools of oratory to challenge the current rulers.

Yet death certificates and medical reports of all the Army’s casualties show not one death caused by the blade. No; it was no nightmare; it was a sad and terrible reality: In this present-day world, social problems are not solved by spontaneous generation.

All that I will do is to make sure that the sacrifices of so many compatriots should not be in vain, whatever the future wil hold in store for me. Barriguilla is that sergeant of Weyler’s who assassinated twelve Cubans in Guatao.

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I wanted to argue with them face to face. One of ours suffered critical wounds, some suffered light bruises and absopve. To them, justice is symbolized by a maiden with a scale and a sword in her hands.