The triumph of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla was an event that had an enormous impact across the globe. Franco’s Spain was by no means unaffected by its consequences, especially its university students, who saw it as a decisive reference in the opening of new frameworks for political and ideological reflection. Therefore, the aim of this article is to analyse the influence of the Cuban Revolution on the Spanish student milieu during the early 1960s. To that end, we will first look at the channels through which that event was received and then focus on university publications as sites of expression of the meanings given by both the Falangist students and the new leftist anti- Franco militancy. Therefore, we can affirm the decisive role played by the Cuban example in the reworking and updating of both sectors’ programmes for political transformation.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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