When Castro Seized The Hilton

The story of a hotel – of how it, barely a year after it opened, was seized by Fidel Castro and became instead the head quarters and the symbol of a revolution. What was to be the Havana Hilton, and that which in the early days of the revolution in 1959 became known as Habana Libre – The free Habana. Habana Libre became the main arena and the symbolic epicenter for the change in the relations between two countries and two political ideologies.