Children honor Fidel Castro by donning creepy doppelgänger beards, 1959
01.17.2013
09:18 am

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Ed Sullivan
Fidel Castro

Castro with kids
Dictators can be so cute when they’re not committing mass human rights violations…
 
The children in the picture are actually classmates of Castro’s son, who secretly attended a school in Queens prior to his regime. The photo was taken at a press conference, mere months after the end of the Cuban Revolution.

Below, Ed Sullivan interviews Fidel Castro on January 11, 1959 in Cuba shortly after the Batista regime was overthrown (I love how he refers to Castro’s men as “a wonderful group of revolutionary youngsters”! That’s so in character for Ed Sullivan.)
 

Written by Amber Frost | Discussion