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19/09/1959

  • Fidel inspects the mechanical and foundry workshops of the military industry department, at the former Armoury of the tyranny’s Army.

19/09/1960

  • He is visited by the journalist Herbert Matthews and his wife.
  • Upon instructions from the State Department, the Hotel Shelburn management asks the Cuban delegation to leave the premises.
  •  Fidel and his entourage set up camp on the grounds of UN Headquarters  
  •  Prominent Afro-American leaders approach the UN to invite Fidel to the Theresa Hotel in the humble neighbourhood of Harlem in New York City.   
  •  He takes up residence in the Theresa Hotel and receives the Afro-American leader Malcolm X who comes there to express his solidarity.

19/09/1961

  • Receiving, at the Presidential Place, a delegation of graduates from the Medical School in Quito, Ecuador, who were on a visit to Cuba.  
  • Participating in the ceremony to award winners of the Contest for Popular Songs inspired by the Revolution, held in the García Lorca Theatre.

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