Sept. 18, 1960: Fidel Castro visits New York

The Cuban leader arrived in New York City for United Nations’ 15th session. Castro stayed at the Theresa Hotel in Harlem, New York City, and created a stir when he met Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. The trip finished on Sept. 26 with a four-and-a-half-hour speech in which he criticized U.S. foreign policy.

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