Anyone who was arguing about what Castro was in 1960 was deficient in information. Castro led an armed insurrection of radical leftists in 1953 - which failed. He was apprehended, tried and jailed, and then let free in an amnesty less than two years later. He was always a thug and a bully.
As I said, I was in a college dorm. I didn't waste my time listening to the news. "Deficient in information"...LOL! yes, and didn't care. We wondered if he was good or bad...but didn't lead any marches or sit ins. We really didn't care. In fact, we were care free.