Upon coming into power in 1959, Fidel Castro did not express open hostility either to the US government or to private business interests. A woman holds a picture of Fidel Castro before a rally honouring Cuba's leader before his burial on December 3, 2016. Photo: AFP
Richard Wong
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Cuba’s sugar exports help explain the rise of Fidel Castro

Trade protectionism in the US acted as a block for Cuban agricultural exports and can explain the nation’s pivot towards the Soviets

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Upon coming into power in 1959, Fidel Castro did not express open hostility either to the US government or to private business interests. A woman holds a picture of Fidel Castro before a rally honouring Cuba's leader before his burial on December 3, 2016. Photo: AFP
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