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Fidel Castro’s speech at the University of Havana

The following is the text of Fidel Castro’s speech this morning to a mass rally at the University of Havana:

My dear comrades:

I asked that we meet early, before the heat of our sun becomes too intense.

This stairway, to which I never imagined I would be returning, keeps some indelible memories of the years when I began to become aware of our era and our duty. One can acquire knowledge and awareness throughout one’s lifetime but never in any other stage of one’s existence will a person again have the purity and selflessness with which, being young, one faces up to life. At that age, I discovered my true destiny.

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10-year-old Samantha Smith’s journey to the Soviet Union

Much of what follows is adapted from the Wikipedia article about Samantha Smith:

In November 1982, 10-year old American schoolgirl named Samantha Smith wrote this letter to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov.

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