Two memorable speeches from a master orator who has delivered a number of great speeches. Fidel Castro is one of the keenest observers of the process of globalization in the world. He has been applying his formidable intellectual powers and revolutionary experience in the recent period to analyse the phenomenon of neo-liberal globalization. Piercing the veil of the global propaganda of imperialism, he has bared the inner workings of the financial and economic system dominated by the United States. In these two speeches delivered on the eve of the new century, he critically analyses the workings of the imperialist world order, manifested in new forms of economic exploitation, attacks on national sovereignty, cultural subjugation, and military aggression. Fidel Castro FIDEL CASTRO RUZ (13 August 1926 - 25 November 2016) was the leader of the Cuban Revolution. He was for many years the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic of Cuba.