Until recently, Fidel Castro received little coverage in the American news media. The visit by Pope John Paul II to Cuba in 1998 created an unprecedented opportunity for Castro to attract media attention. In this activity you will read an interview Castro conducted with the CNN television network shortly after the Pope's visit.
Destination Title: Newsmaker Profiles of Fidel Castro
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Go to the CNN Web site Newsmaker Profiles of Fidel Castro.
- Read the details of Fidel Castro's career as a young revolutionary and as leader of Cuba, taking notes as you read.
- Read the Newsmaker Profiles of Fidel Castro.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.