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My Good Friend Roosevelt

  • Were US-Cuban relations soured for the want of ten dollars?

Perhaps better than anyone else, Fidel Castro was keenly aware of the fact that the histories and destinies of Cuba and the United States were profoundly intertwined.

  • Luis Martínez-Fernández
  • History Today

A fascinating and virtually unknown document housed in the US National Archives and Records Administration demonstrates that Castro was aware of this from an early age.

‘My good friend Roosvelt’, opens a letter a young Castro sent to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, written on 6 November 1940, the…

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