April 25, 1959: Though Fidel Castro’s 1959 visit to New York City included a rally in Central Park at which a bomb-carrying assassin was thwarted, and though the Cuban leader’s program included seeding socialist revolution across the Americas, it didn’t preclude a break for ice cream, nor a trip to the Bronx Zoo. The Times reported Mr. Castro as saying, after he fed some elephants, that the zoo was “the best thing New York City has.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

April 25, 1959: Though Fidel Castro’s 1959 visit to New York City included a rally in Central Park at which a bomb-carrying assassin was thwarted, and though the Cuban leader’s program included seeding socialist revolution across the Americas, it didn’t preclude a break for ice cream, nor a trip to the Bronx Zoo. The Times reported Mr. Castro as saying, after he fed some elephants, that the zoo was “the best thing New York City has.” Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Times

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"For example, any historic event, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, is written about by a news agency, and the people take what they read as what actually occurred. And thus it is through their pencils that we hear an earthquake, an accident or a derailment in Europe, Asia or any country and accept it as a fact." - Fidel Castro, 1959

"For example, any historic event, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, is written about by a news agency, and the people take what they read as what actually occurred. And thus it is through their pencils that we hear an earthquake, an accident or a derailment in Europe, Asia or any country and accept it as a fact." - Fidel Castro, 1959

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