Cuba

An "American James Bond" — Anti-communist Freedom Fighter, Frank Sturgis

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013

In the noted biography, Flawed Patriot (2006) by former CIA agent and author Bayard Stockton, CIA legend Bill Harvey, was introduced to President John F. Kennedy as "America's James Bond."(1) Harvey was indeed a charismatic legend in the CIA, but two other, almost equally unknown American heroes, could also vie for the title. One of them is Feliz Rodríguez Mendigutía, the indomitable subject of the book, Shadow Warrior, who, among his many other accomplishments, helped track and capture Che Guevara in the jungles of Bolivia in 1967.(2)

Faria: Fidel Castro, Cuban Intelligence and the Assassination of JFK

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013

A book published last year by Brian Latell, a professor, scholar, and retired CIA officer who had been active in foreign intelligence for 35 years, has not received the attention it deserves. The book, Castro's Secrets — The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine (2012) relies extensively on information provided by half a dozen Cuban defectors and several retired CIA officers.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Century!

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

At ninety-eight pages, The JFK Assassination Diary: My Search For Answers to the Mystery of the Century by Edward Jay Epstein is a slim tome, and like most of Epstein's books, it is worth the enthralling read and worth every bit of the price. The tome, clear and concise, is an essential narrative and puzzle-solver for all scholars of JFK and the avid readers of the disturbing assassination.

Fidel and Raúl Castro — Communist Brethren

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Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013

In his book, After Fidel — The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader, author Brian Latell, a National Intelligence Officer (1990-1994) and the top analyst for Cuba and Latin America for all the U.S intelligence agencies, describes in persuasive detail the personal relationship between Fidel and Raúl Castro. At the time this book was written, Raúl Castro was the anointed successor to the Maximum Leader.

KGB — The Secret Work of the Soviet Secret Agents

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

KGB — The Secret Work of the Soviet Secret Agents by John Barron (Reader's Digest Press, 1974) is a classic KGB espionage saga set during the Cold War!

This is a seminal book and monumental  work on the history, the (then) current methods, organization, goals, of Soviet espionage — i.e.,  KGB foreign intelligence with its First Chief Directorate — and internal security operations — i.e., the Second Chief Directorate.(1)

Passport to Assassination: The Never-Before-Told Story of Lee Harvey Oswald by the KGB Colonel Who Knew Him

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Passport to Assassination: The Never-Before-Told Story of Lee Harvey Oswald by the KGB Colonel Who Knew Him by Oleg Nechiporenko is a disappointing book for an intriguing subject!

Cuban Espionage — The Saga of Florentino Aspillaga and the Assassination of JFK

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Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the book, Castro's Secrets — The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine (2012), author Brian Latell, a professor, scholar, and retired CIA officer who had been active in foreign intelligence for 35 years, relies extensively on information provided by half a dozen Cuban defectors and several retired CIA officers.

Cuba — Our Terrorist Neighbor to the South

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/2/11353.shtml

Ninety miles from our southern border, one of the world's wealthiest men (worth $1.4 billion, according to Forbes magazine) lives like a king, while his subjects, the Cuban people, live in abject poverty, facing chronic shortages of even the most basic commodities such as food, medicine, clothing and housing, writes Miguel A. Faria Jr., M.D., in his newly released book, Cuba in Revolution – Escape From a Lost Paradise.(1)

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Vin Suprynowicz

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Privacy Alert, October 2002
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Turning back to more traditional formats, the following book sits at the top of our list precisely because I was tempted not to read it, and you might be, too. The Cuban Revolution is 40-year-old ancient history, after all. Everyone knows Fidel Castro is a long-in-the-tooth Communist who holds his country in a death-grip of tyranny and enforced poverty---the only thing Communism has ever produced anywhere. But come on---he grows more endearing with the passage of time, doesn't he, kind of like a crazy old uncle who promises to behave himself if we'll allow him out on Sunday afternoons?

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/1/11/142641.shtml

Most of us who enjoy reading books concerning our world, especially those dealing with acts of courage arising from human tragedy, find a few works that have a lasting effect on our lives, not just because of the subject, but because of the way in which it is presented. Few writers can fill the reader with an overwhelming sense of emotion that normally only comes with first hand experience. I found this in Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago and Armando Valladares' Against all Hope.

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Roberto A. Solera

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LaNuevaCuba.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2002

El tema político cubano sigue en el tapete casi a diario, ya que hay más de dos millones de exiliados sólo en el territorio de los Estados Unidos...y la situación política del "Verde Caimán -- Cuba -- no se soluciona y ni siquiera se estabiliza.

Los testimonios de aquéllos que huyeron del horror "comunista" -- fachada política de un Tirano que la buscó para encubrir sus ambiciones -- aparecen con cierta frecuencia en forma de historias en los periódicos, revistas y en libros.

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by George C. Leef

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The Freeman — Ideas on Liberty
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2002
Source: 
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/archive/issues/?volume=52&issue=6&Type=Issue

The vicious regime of Fidel Castro has for more than 40 years trampled on individual rights in Cuba, but the details of his seizure of power and subsequent Stalinist rule remain surprisingly little known in the United States. Within weeks of the September 11 terrorist attacks, everyone was hearing about the atrocities of the Taliban in Afghanistan, but year after year, Castro and his henchmen torture and kill Cubans who seek elemental human freedoms with virtually no attention from the media. Most Americans remain blissfully ignorant.

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Myles Kantor

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FrontPageMagazine.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=24265

An Evening with Dr. Faria

Last week a friend and I went to Coral Gables, Florida to see Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr. discuss Cuba in Revolution: Escape from a Lost Paradise. This important book combines autobiography with meticulous analysis, a chronicle of totalitarianism and the exile compelled by it.

Book Review of Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Otto Scott

Journal/Website: 
Otto Scott's Compass
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2002

Fldel Castro has been the absolute ruler of Cuba for forty-two years, which brings him to the status of the longest ruling Marxist tyrant and most complete living villain in the world.

Cuban Psychiatry --- The Perversion of Medicine

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
September/October 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
5

The Politics of Psychiatry in Revolutionary Cuba by Charles J. Brown and Armando M. Lago,(1) the subject of this issue's Editor's Corner, only came to my attention because its documentation value was mentioned in two special issues of The New American magazine chronicling the Elián González saga,(2,3) the story of the six-year-old Cuban boy who had been a point of contention between the Cuban-American community in Miami who wanted him to stay in American freedom, on the one hand, and the U.S.

Medical Ethics in Consultations: The Case of Elián González

Author: 
Lydia M. Usategui, MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
September/October 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
5

By now, most people are aware of the tragedy involving Elián González, the six-year-old Cuban boy who was found floating in an inner tube off Hollywood, Florida, on Thanksgiving Day, 1999. Elián had left Cuba on November 22 on a small boat in the company of his mother, common-law stepfather, and a group of eleven others in search of freedom. The group encountered mechanical difficulty during the crossing and all but three in the group drowned, including Elián's mother. Elián was taken to a hospital following his rescue.

Castro's "Doctor Diplomacy"

Author: 
Virgilio Beato-Núñez, MD, Enrique Cantón, MD, Gladys Cárdenas, DO, José Carro, MD, et al
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
September/October 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
5

Introduction

News Capsules (November/December 2000)

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Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

On the Frontiers of Science

"A few weeks ago, Governor George Bush delayed the execution of a Texas inmate so that DNA evidence could be reviewed. That review backfired, providing additional evidence that the inmate was, indeed, guilty. University of Utah Professor Paul G. Cassell had this observation about all the death-penalty yada-yada:

Castro's "Doctor Diplomacy"

Author: 
Ileana Fuentes
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,
I just read the article, "Castro's 'Doctor Diplomacy,' " published in the November/December 2000 issue of the Medical Sentinel. Congratulations and thank you for prioritizing the subject of Cuba's health care in your publication, and for exposing, through this article, the fraudulent claims Cuba makes about its system and its alleged "medical achievements."

West Nile Virus --- Is Castro's Bioterrorism Threat Being Ignored?

Author: 
Ernesto F. Betancourt
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

When the West Nile virus first emerged in the U.S as the cause of the encephalitis outbreak in New York, it was considered an epidemiological mystery. The discovery made by an alert veterinarian in the Bronx Zoo, Tracey McNamara, baffled the CDC because that virus had never been present in the Western Hemisphere.

Cuba, Castro and Bioterrorism

Author: 
Agustín Blázquez
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

There are many academic studies, articles and books in public records exposing Castro's long term involvement with bacteriological and chemical weapons. The information has been presented in public forums. The U.S. media has been invited but they systematically choose to be absent. Perhaps so that by being absent they can claim, "but I didn't know." This information will also clash with the heavily orchestrated campaign to present Castro as non-threatening in order to normalize relations with Cuba. This collaboration of the U.S.

News Capsules (Spring 2002)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
Spring 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
1

What Happened to Civil Defense?

"Some time during the first Bush administration, America completely scrapped any vestige of its fledgling civil defense structure. It had eroded badly during President Carter's administration, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) took over as the lead agency for civil defense.

Cuba in Revolution --- Escape From a Lost Paradise by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD

Author: 
Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Summer 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
2

Thirty-six years ago after a harrowing ordeal at sea, Miguel A. Faria, Jr., escaped from Cuba with his father and found a new home in the United States. Cuba's loss was America's gain. A consummate historian, Dr. Faria here applies himself with gusto, using a treasure-trove of inside information to tell his personal odyssey and to reveal the true story of the Cuban Revolution and its sell-out to communism. Especially noteworthy are the unknown stories of the Cuban patriots who fought Castro's communist regime.

Faria: A History of (and Tribute to) the CIA and the Hunting Down and Death of Osama bin Laden

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2011
Source: 
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2011/05/09/faria-a-history-of-and-tribute-to-the-cia-and-the-hunting-down-and-death-of-osama-bin-laden/

The U.S. owes a great debt of gratitude to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who after ten years of painstaking intelligence work finally led to the location in Pakistan and death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011.

Faria: The 50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2011
Source: 
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2011/04/15/faria-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-bay-of-pigs-invasion-in-cuba/

April 17, 2011 commemorates the 50th anniversary of America’s disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

During 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower watched with trepidation the establishment of an authoritarian regime in Cuba unfriendly to the United States, only 90 miles from American shores, virtually in America’s own backyard.

Faria: Opening Trade with Cuba & Letting the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill!

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Source: 
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2010/07/08/faria_opening_trade_with_cuba_letting_the_us_taxpayers_foot_the_bill/

Much of the recent discussion among both Democrat and Republican members of Congress regarding the need to lift the travel ban and end the U.S. embargo of Cuba has revolved around the possibility of selling millions of dollars in agricultural products to Cuba. These politicians conveniently forget that the Castro brothers are dictators of the old, unreformed Stalinist variety, who have, in fact, devastated and desolated a once beautiful and prosperous island.

Why is there no Thanksgiving in Havana? by Craige McMillan

Journal/Website: 
WorldNetDaily.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Source: 
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=16062

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. If you don't feel particularly thankful this year, go to the bookstore and buy Dr. Miguel A. Faria, Jr.'s insightful and autobiographical book, Cuba in Revolution: Escape from a Lost Paradise. You will become educated about Cuba, you will learn about America, and you will become very thankful.

Suggestions for Carter's Travels to Castro's Cuba

Journal/Website: 
Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2002

Congressmen Charles Rangel, D-NY and Marcy Kaptur, D-NY, reportedly traveled to Cuba looking for "future business and agriculture trade possibilities." Now, former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he will travel to communist Cuba in May 2002.

As a concerned American and fellow Georgian, I hope his visit to fascist Cuba and his conversation with the Maximum Leader, Fidel Castro, brings some respite to the long-suffering Cuban people.

Fidel Castro's medical care in the socialized Cuban paradise

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301907002042

The latest medical reports from Havana assert that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who is 80-years-old and has ruled the island for 47 years, will recuperate from his mysterious intestinal illness and return to "public life." Venezuelan president, and Castro's sidekick and fawning admirer, Hugo Chavez, likewise affirms that Castro does not have cancer, does not have a terminal disease, and that he will recover, and together they will lead the new Latin American socialist axis of Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, and, of course, Cuba.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba (Part II): "Doctor Diplomacy," Sex Tourism, and Medical Apartheid

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007468

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag, and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro).