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Fidel Castro is received as a hero in visit to Venezuela.

Equestrian statue of Simon Bolívar in Parque Bolivar,Caracas,Venezuela. Fidel Castro is mobbed by enthusiastic well wishers as he deplanes in Caracas, Venezuela. Before an audience of ten thousand people, at Caracas University, Fidel Castro receives a diploma from a Venezuelan student, in recognition of his "courageous struggle."

Date: 1959, January 26
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Views of OAS meeting and discussion of arms discovered in Venezuela indicating an armed plot by Cuba,

The OAS (Organization of American States) condemns Cuban aggression. Views of the Organization of American States building in Washington DC with officials entering. Interior of the building, an official meeting of OAS. Ambassador from Venezuela speaks. Views of different guns and ammunition. A huge stash of weapons were found on Macomba Beach. These were proven to be Cuban by the manufacturers' identification marks. Cuba had plotted to attack Venezuela but was foiled. The young man who found the weapons is shown showing the police where they were. Images in Venezuela during the investigation of the issue known as "Plan Caracas". Also shown is the Venezuelan Independence Monument in Caracas.

Date: 1963, December 3
Duration: 7 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various buildings including Municipal Theater, the Central University, and people in a market in Caracas,Venezuela.

People and buildings in the city of Caracas in Venezuela. View of the houses in the city of Caracas. Trees in the foreground. People walk towards the Municipal Theater. The exteriors of the Municipal Theater. People walk on the streets. People in front of shops. A man sharpens a knife. A man in an open fruit market of San Jacinto. The statue of Simon Bolivar. Vehicles parked outside the Central University of Venezuela. People walk in front of the University

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Rurales riding horses,the local women and a horse race in Caracas,and river and mountains in La Guaira,Venezuela.

The Venezuelan citizens in Caracas and La Guaira in Venezuela. Caracas : Rurales ride horses. Women walk on a sidewalk. A girl sits on a widow of a house. Riders ride horses on a horse race track. Spectators cheer. Mountains in the background. The spectators on stands. Women walk out after the race. La Guaira : A boat on a river. The Andes mountain range in the background.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Construction of buildings for the Nutrition Center and the Ministry of the Interior in Caracas, Venezuela.

Construction of new buildings in Caracas, Venezuela. Exterior of a building. The President of Venezuela Marcos Perez Jimenez and officials walk outside a building. Two new buildings are under construction for the Nutrition Center and the Ministry of the Interior. People gather outside a building. A car drives past on a street. Buildings in the foreground.

Date: 1953, November 30
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Castro visits Venezuela and New York City and the trials and executions of Batista supporters in Cuba.

February 1959: A monument in Venezuela. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro arrives in Venezuela. He is greeted as he disembarks from the aircraft. An enormous crowd gathered to welcome him as the Cuban liberator. He greets the people from an open jeep. A large crowd in the University auditorium. Castro receives an honorary degree at the University. Castro receives a public welcome in Central Park, New York. Castro addresses the crowd. Cuba: Executions by Castro's men. People gathered on the streets. A rebel points out to bloody marks made on walls and ceilings during executions. A man shows torture marks on his back. Castro's rebels talk to a lawyer during the trial against Fulgencio Batista. The rebels display evidence in the form of instruments for torture, weapons, skulls and remains. A rebel talks to the press. Colonel Cornelio Rojas, Batista's Co]mmander in prison. He is led out of the prison and onto the streets by soldiers. He salutes and shouts as the rebels shoot him. The rebels stand and observe. Rojas lying on the ground after his execution. Fidel Castro's men pass verdicts during trials of Batista's supporters. Men testify and are interrogated. Batista's Lieutenant on trial, his appeal is heard and denied, the death sentence stands. He is taken to a secluded place, he writes a note to his wife and son, and asks permission to gibe the orders to fire himself. He is led away for execution. A large crowd gathered to celebrate the success of the revolution. People wave the Cuban flag. A monument. Cuban flag on a building. Antonio Nunez Jimenez takes charge of the Agrarian Reform Institute. He addresses a gathering. Castro seated listens to him. Farmers demonstrate to express their joy at the agrarian reforms. The decree signed by Fidel Castro. Ernesto Che Guevara with his comrades. Communist supporter, and the new President declared by Castro, Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado, talks to a crowd.

Date: 1960
Duration: 4 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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