In Santiago de Cuba 26 of July, 1953, Fidel Castro and 160 other
revolutionaries attempted to overthrow the Batista government by staging
a coup and attacking a military garrison—the Moncada barracks.
The coup was a failure, most were taken killed; the others captured as
was Castro.“History will absolve
me” is a written testimony of Castro’s defense statement at his
trial.He was sentenced to 15
years imprisonment in 1953 but was later granted exile in Mexico by
Batista. He along with Raul Castro, Che Guevara, and others return to
Cuba on “Granma” in 1956.
“History will absolve me” becomes an important document in the initial
principles of the Cuban Revolution.