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					                              C ONTENTS
Fidel Castro Biographical Note                                           ix

Editors’ Preface                                                         xi

Chronology                                                                1

Foreword: Fidel’s Virtues by Felipe Pérez Roque                          29

1.   History Will Absolve Me
        Santiago de Cuba, October 16, 1953                               45

2.   On the Triumph of the Revolution
        Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba, January 2, 1959                107
        Camp Columbia, Havana, January 8, 1959                          133

3.   At the United Nations General Assembly
        New York, September 26, 1960                                    137

4.   The Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Proclamation of the
     Socialist Character of the Revolution
        Colón Cemetery, Havana, April 16, 1961                          189
        May Day, Havana, May 1, 1961                                    194

5.   Words to Intellectuals
        Havana, June 30, 1961                                           213

6.   Manifesto for the Liberation of the Americas:
     “The Second Declaration of Havana”
        Havana, February 4, 1962                                        241

7.   The October Missile Crisis
        The Five Points of Dignity, October 28, 1962                    269
        On the Missile Crisis, November 1, 1962                         270

8.   Formation of the Cuban Communist Party and Che’s Farewell Letter
        Chaplin Theater, Havana, October 3, 1965                        275
9.   On the Latin American Revolution
        Havana, August 10, 1967                                            293

10. The Death of Che Guevara
        Revolution Plaza, Havana, October 18, 1967                         315

11. One Hundred Years of Struggle for Cuban Independence
        La Demajagua Monument, Manzanillo, October 10, 1968                327

12. Revolution and Counterrevolution in Allende’s Chile
        National Stadium, Santiago de Chile, December 2, 1971              359

13. On behalf of the Movement of Nonaligned Countries
        UN General Assembly, New York, October 12, 1979                    387

14. Rectifying the Errors of the Cuban Revolution
        Karl Marx Theater, Havana, April 19, 1986                          417

15. Cuban Internationalism and the Collapse of the Socialist Bloc
        Havana, December 7, 1989                                           431

16. Return of Che Guevara’s Remains to Cuba
        Santa Clara, Cuba, October 17, 1997                                443

17. Inauguration of President Chávez in Venezuela: “The Battle of Ideas”
        University of Venezuela, Caracas, February 3, 1999                 447

18. Response to the US Declaration of the “War against Terrorism”
        Havana, September 22, 2001                                         477

19. Assessing Half a Century of the Cuban Revolution
        Revolution Plaza, Havana, May 1, 2003                              483

20. In Answer to the Empire: Letters to President George W. Bush
        Proclamation by an Adversary of the US Government, May 14, 2004    499
        Second Epistle, June 21, 2004                                      504

Epilogue: Fidel Castro on the Cuban Revolution After Fidel                 511

Further Reading                                                            519

Index                                                                      521

				
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