THE CARIBBEAN: Rebel's Rousing Return

Castro calls for peace but lashes U.S.

I have not come here as a prophet of revolution, nor have I come here to ask that the world be violently convulsed . . . I speak on behalf of the children of the world who don't even have a piece of bread."

Thus spoke Fidel Castro. Stabbing at the air, leaning dramatically against the lectern, the bearded Cuban President addressed the United Nations General Assembly for more than two hours. It was his first visit to the U.S. in 19 years, and Castro marked the occasion...

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