This quote is from Fidel Castro’s famous speech, La Historia Me Absolverá (History Will Absolve Me). He gave this speech as he legally defended himself during the trial of what became known as the 26thof July Movement in 1953, the beginning of the Revolution of 1959. Much of the 70-page speech described the ongoing social and economic injustices and U.S. exploitation of Cuba prior to the revolution as well as what Castro imagined as a revolutionary society. This revolutionary society was an ideal Cuba where health, education, and social equality were central. Almost 60 years later, Cuba is consistently evaluated by the global community as to whether history has absolved Fidel Castro.