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Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (University of Texas at Austin)
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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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    Jan 21, 2020
    Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), 2020, "Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996",, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
    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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