Teenage Fidel Castro’s Letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wow, this one is cool. We dug it up on the National Archives’ site.

This is a letter from a young Fidel Castro, at the age of 14, who was a student at Colegio de Dolores school in Santiago, Cuba.

letter from Castro to FDR
letter from Castro to FDR

What’s even crazier is that the guy is STILL ALIVE!

Source: U.S. National Archives

 

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