Herbert Lionel Matthews (1900 - 1977) is an American journalist, to defer and leader-writer to the NewYork Times . It became famous in 1956 by revealing that Fidel Castro was always alive and hid in the mountains of the Maestra Sierra whereas Batista had made its death public after the unloading of the communist revolutionists on the cuban coasts.
Graduate of the University of Columbia, he was special correspondent in Europe to follow the Spanish Civil war. Its many investigations into Cuba were worth to him the reproaches of its fellow-members for communist sympathy but devoted its career: its discussion with Castro was negotiated by Ruby Philips then ambassador in Havana.
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