Cuba and the Cold War | From Castro's rise to power to the missile crisis
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 October 2002
DURATION | 27 minutes 32 seconds
Cuban exile Felix Rodriguez's crusade against Castro began with the invasion of the Bay of Pigs in 1961 and has since included attempts on Castro's life and many anti-communist actions as a CIA agent. Perhaps the pivotal moment of this career was his role in the execution of Che Guevara. Through candid interviews with the man himself, his family and targets (including FMLN guerrilla Nidia Diaz), this programme provides an intriguing insight into the part played by one of Castro's opponents.
Since the 1959 Cuban revolution, Felix Rodriguez has assisted in many anti-communist actions, including training Nicaraguan Contras and advising Argentina's military government during the 1980s.
Castro speaks to reporters a week after the revolution.
Robin Day reports from Florida on the Cuban exiles.
President Kennedy speech following the Bay of Pigs incident.
'Panorama' visits Fidel Castro after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Kennedy's speech on the Cuban missile crisis.
The Labour Party leader speaks to BBC News about the missile crisis.
An extract from a radio newsreel.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council discusses the Cuban missile crisis.
Robin Day interviews US Senator Mike Mansfield for 'Panorama'.
A brief report on the arrival of an evacuee ship from Guantanamo.
After 'one of the most dangerous weeks in history', what now for the world?
President Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban blockade.
Castro celebrates 10 years since the first uprising against the former regime.
A profile of Che Guevara.
Kate Adie introduces a report on the Cuban missile crisis.
A profile of the man devoted to removing Castro.
While the USA prepared for war, what was happening inside the USSR and Cuba?
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