Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fidel Castro's speech by the numbers

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro spoke to Cuban university students and education officials on Nov. 17. During much of the speech, Castro read quotes from a talk he gave to students on Nov. 17, 2005.
The former Cuban president explained that much of what he said five years ago was just as valid today.
The total number of words in Wednesday's speech was 7,133.
The number of words taken from his old speech: 6,434.
So 90.2 percent of Castro's speech on Wednesday was taken from a speech he gave five years ago.
Wednesday's speech in Spanish is here, and in English here (it's a Google Translate version - not precise, but close enough).
The official text of Wednesday's 7,133-word speech differs slightly from what Castro actually said, if you watch the video, but you get the idea.

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