Book Name: “History Will Absolve Me Fidel” Castro’s Speech in the Court
Punjabi Translation: Pro. Gurmeet Singh Tiwana
Publisher: Tarkbharti Parkashan Barnala
“History Will Absolve Me” (Spanish:”La historia me absolverá”) is the title of a four-hour speech made by Fidel Castro on 16 October 1953. Castro made the speech in his own defense in court against the charges brought against him after he led an attack on the Moncada Barracks. Though no record of Castro’s words was kept, he reconstructed them later for publication. It became the manifesto of his 26th of July Movement. The words “history will absolve me” are the concluding lines of his statement to the court.
Though sentenced to terms of up to 15 years for their roles in the attack, all of the rebels were released after an amnesty granted by Fulgencio Batista in 1955. Castro relocated to Mexico, before returning to Cuba on the Granma yacht in December 1956.
Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016 (aged 90), Havana, Cuba
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