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Scott Sherman

Scott Sherman is a contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review.

Castro in the New York Times

Scott Sherman, 5 July 2007

On the evening of 15 February 1957, the New York Times correspondent Herbert Matthews stepped into a jeep with some anti-government activists and went to meet the young Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra. Castro was supposed to be dead: sailing from Mexico a few months earlier, he had arrived on the coast of Oriente province with 82 men, and was immediately bombarded by coastguard vessels and...

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