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Reading Dr. Miguel Faria’s book Cuba in Revolution and conversing with the author (Part 1) by Bette K. Bushell

Dr. Faria, I continue to read your book but I am very limited with my time. I am also really interested in the various people you write about so I find myself stopping my reading to research the men who are mentioned in it. Today on page 62, I read that between 1960 and 1993, …

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Book Review of Cuba In Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise. Reviewed by Robert A. Waters

My son served in the U. S. Coast Guard. On patrol one day in the Florida straits, his ship came across a sad testament to humanity’s longing for freedom. Bobbing along in the waves, a wooden raft floated silently, its crew forever missing. The raft had been reinforced underneath with chunks of styrofoam and had …

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A Tribute to Faustino Oramas, the legendary Cuban composer and musician

Faustino Oramas (1911-2007), known as “El Guayabero de Cuba,” was a composer, singer, troubadour, and Cuban national treasure from Holguín, Oriente, Cuba. This little tribute contains the lyrics to his son “Ritmo Suave.” The son, which gained popularity in Cuba in the 1930s, “combines the narrative Spanish canción and Spanish guitar with African rhythms,” usually …

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

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 …

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