Cuba

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

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 …

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Fidel and Raúl Castro — Communist Brethren

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 …

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

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. However, the most intriguing and reliable revelations …

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Cuba — (Part II): The Hunter and the Hunted in the Lost Caribbean Paradise

As we pointed out in Part I of this article, in Cuba all natural resources are at the disposal of the Revolution ­ i.e., Fidel Castro and his ruling elites. Cuban ecologists who speak out are quickly silenced, and so national treasures like the tropical forests of the Ciénaga de Zapata, the marshland areas adjacent …

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