Dr. Jeffrey M. Elliot and former Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally here contribute a lengthy, revealing interview with Cuban President Fidel Castro, discussing a wide-ranging series of topics dealing with local and international politics and economics, as well as the future of Cuba, the third world, Central and South America, and the United States.
Then I began learning about political geography. The maps of each continent were beautifully colored: the English colonies—in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, India, Burma, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—were in red. I remember this very well, and it had nothing to do with communism. That map was almost all red.
Published here for the first time are this controversial and flamboyant leader’s opinions on American foreign policy, U.S.-Cuban relations, the New International Economic Order, unity and disunity in Latin America, political revolution, right-wing dictatorships, the evils of capitalism, the arms race, Reagan’s economic policies, the effects of the economic blockade on Cuba, and the need for peaceful coexistence between the superpowers.