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Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (University of Texas at Austin)
This collection contains electronic full-text English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences issued by Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1996. These are based on the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a U.S. government agency responsible for monitoring broadcast and print media in countries throughout the world. The Department of Research of the Radio Martí Program, part of the U.S. Information Agency, undertook the task of digitizing FBIS reports from 1959 through the end of the 1980s.
There are several caveats that users should keep in mind:
  • It is not to be construed that this database contains all statements, speeches, and interviews made by Fidel Castro.
  • There is no guarantee that all FBIS records have been acquired and entered into the database. Further, FBIS corrections of original transcriptions have not been incorporated into the database.
  • For critical research needs, it is suggested that users compare the text of FBIS translations with an original source such as the newspaper Granma, the Granma Archives Index, or other collections of speeches by Fidel Castro, such as the Discursos e Intervenciones de Fidel Castro collection.
  • These records are in the public domain.
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    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Residential Building Inauguration Speeches, 1968-1991, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/VTKAUM, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Agricultural Building Inauguration Speeches, 1972-1990, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/SZU18S, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The map includes a subset of 7 buildings that were inaugurated by Castro from July 1972 to July 1990. T...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Medical Building Inauguration Speeches, 1962-1994, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/KSC4XN, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Industrial Building Inauguration Speeches, 1968-1994, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/GLALNE, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Educational Building Inauguration Speeches, 1960-1993, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/JESJRV, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Building Inauguration Speeches, 1960-1994, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/QG7ZNI, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Jun 22, 2020
    Roig Blay, Karla, 2020, "Fidel Castro Recreational Building Inauguration Speeches, 1961-1994, from the Fidel Castro Speech Database", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/JJQYLX, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    The map was created as part of the online exhibition “Inauguration Speeches by Fidel Castro 1960-1994”, based on the Castro Speech Database, which is hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) by the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The m...
    Feb 18, 2020
    Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), 2020, "Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/Q4LPOK, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V2
    This dataset consists of the text files from the Castro Speech database formerly hosted in the Latin American Network Information Center. It includes 2410 speeches, interviews, reports, among other types of documents, by Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1996. All texts are in English. I...
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