A Spoken Autobiography
- Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet
When the Cuban Revolution emerged onto the scene in the late 1950s, it did so as the first successful liberation of any nation since the yoke of Yankee imperialism had taken over the two continents at the beginning of the century. But it wasn't alone in the world.
After WWII, countries across the globe started seeking their freedom from colonial domination. In 1946, the US granted independence to the Philippine Islands. In 1947, India was given its independence by the British Parliament. But by 1960, Algeria, a French colony since 1847, was still fighting for its independence.