Castro visits Venezuela and New York City and the trials and executions of Batista supporters in Cuba.
Cuba Date:1960 Duration:4 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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