Emanuel Bisby

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Cuban President Fidel Castro laughs during a baseball match between his 'rebels' in Havana, shortly after toppling dictator Fulgencio Batista in January, 1959.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Bisby, Permanent Representative from Cuba to the UN, answers questions from the foreign press about Cuba and Fidel Castro.

Panelists: David Horowitz of World Union Press, Rugiero Orlando of Italian Radio and TV, Arnold Bosdias of Holland, Bernard Esties of Latin American Press Syndicate.


The Cuban Delegation will give its support to those people fighting to liberate themselves from colonial rule. Latin Americans are now awaking from the lethargy caused by dictatorial rule. The Cuban Revolution has given the world an example of respite for rights of living in peace and prosperity. Duty to demonstrate solidarity with those who fight for liberty, especially those in Latin America.

In a general sense, the UN should be comprised for all states meeting the qualifications - in letter and in spirit.

Castro is our national hero. A leader of deep and rooted democratic convictions. Wants to see America united in liberty and respect for human rights.

Price of sugar is relegated by supply and demand, and of course, the international agreement to maintain prices at a reasonable level. Cuba is confident it will be possible to maintain satisfactory prices to give a fare wage to workers.

Cuban opinions on the Middle East situation.

Renewal of the Presidential term.

The policy of the State Department to Latin American should be revised.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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