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Fidel Castro's book 'History Will Acquit Me' launched in France
Published on February 17, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

PARIS, France (ACN) -- Intellectuals, politicians and diplomats attended in Paris, France, the launch of the book History Will Acquit Me, Fidel Castro’s defence statement at his trial in 1953 after the attacks on the Moncada Garrison.

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The book, which was translated into French by Jacques-Francois Bonaldi, includes a series of annexed documents that had not been published in France before.

The text is crucial to understand the political thinking of Fidel Castro, said representatives with the Tiempo de Cerezas publishing house.

The secretary of the France-Cuba Friendship Association, Dominique Leduc, recalled that, during the 1953 trial, Fidel exposed the serious oppression and poverty and many other problems that affected the Cuban people at the time and he turned from defendant to prosecutor of the dictatorship that then ruled the nation.

During the presentation, held at the Alejo Carpentier Centre at the Cuban embassy in Paris, ambassador Hector Igarza said that the book is a document with invaluable historic value.
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Peter Binose:

Clever move, or as his Marxist Leninist disciple Ralph Gonsalves would say, "a master stroke". If he published it in Cuba, the state would take most of the royalties, which can now go straight into his account in Switzerland.

Also no one in the USA, or anyone with half a brain would not buy it.

The man should be strung up by the bollocks on San Juan Hill in Cuba.

Peter Binose:

The history I have written on the man will counter any of his Marxist lies and his changing of history to try and make him in death what he was not in life.

When he dies I will publish a full account according to my own research and beliefs. If I die before him it will still be published.

I have the same thing in place for Gonsalves, to be published after his death.


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