Cuban Revolution

Historical Context of the speech
The beginning of the Cuban revolution is the reason why this speech was held.
The revolution began only a few months before this speech with the attack of the Moncada casern, where the revolutionist Fidel Castro tried to take over the power of Cuba.
As the attack oppressed by the regime of dictator Baptista, Castro and his men were condemned for some years of prison. When they left, they reorganized themselves in Mexico and started the revolution in 1956.

Fidel Castro, son of a successful Creole sugar plantation owner, was born in Cuba in 1926. Fidel was sent to a Jesuit boarding school. Although he disliked the strict discipline of the school, Fidel soon showed that he was extremely intelligent. However, except for history, he preferred sports to academic subjects. Fidel was good at running, soccer and baseball, and in 1944 was awarded the prize as Cuba's best all-round school athlete.
After he had finished his education Castro became a lawyer in Havana. As he tended to take the cases of poor people who could not afford to pay him, Castro was constantly short of money. Castro's experience as a lawyer made him extremely critical of the great inequalities in wealth that existed in Cuba. Like many other Cubans, Castro resented the wealth and power of the American businessmen who appeared to control the country.
In 1947 Castro joined the Cuban People's Party. He was attracted to this new party's campaign against corruption, injustice, poverty, unemployment and low wages. The Cuban People's Party accused government ministers of taking bribes and running the country for the benefit of the large United States corporations that had factories and offices in Cuba.
In 1952 Fidel Castro became a candidate for Congress for the Cuban People's Party. He was a superb public speaker and soon built up a strong following amongst the young members of the party. The Cuban People's Party was expected to win the election but during...