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FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Castro’s Challenge

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Crisis in Central America: Castro’s Challenge
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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The Cuban revolution in 1959 was the first successful challenge to US preeminence in the hemisphere. Part II looks at the roots of the revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the establishment of the first Communist state in the Americas, the support for his revolution abroad, and Cuba's troubled history with the United States.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Castro’s Challenge,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4CBBBC4E9334921A6F291D0AC1EF69B.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: Castro’s Challenge. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4CBBBC4E9334921A6F291D0AC1EF69B
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