Fidel Castro at the Statler Hotel

Castro waves to crowds on his way to Pennsylvania Station from the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City, en route to Boston. IMAGE: CARL T. GOSSETT JR/NEW YORK TIMES CO./GETTY IMAGES

Castro waves to crowds on his way to Pennsylvania Station from the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City, en route to Boston.
IMAGE: CARL T. GOSSETT JR/NEW YORK TIMES CO./GETTY IMAGES

 Fidel Castro outside the Statler hotel in New York. Photograph: New York Daily News/Getty Images

Fidel Castro outside the Statler hotel in New York. Photograph: New York Daily News/Getty Images

Castro waves to crowds outside the Statler Hotel. IMAGE: JOHN DUPREY/NY DAILY NEWS VIA GETTY IMAGES

Castro waves to crowds outside the Statler Hotel.
IMAGE: JOHN DUPREY/NY DAILY NEWS VIA GETTY IMAGES