A clip from a 1963 film, Cuba: World Verdict, produced by the US Information Agency about early responses to the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
This film shows reactions from across the world as well as footage from the earliest days of the Cuban Revolution. Since July 1953, Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement and its allies had been engaged in an armed revolt against the authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. On January 1, 1959, Castro and his forces prevailed, unseating Batista who fled to the Dominican Republic by plane. Castro’s Revolution promoted Cuban nationalism and socialism.