Cuban Revolution

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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Cuba — (Part I): The Silent War Against the Environment

While the Cuban lobby in Congress, led by the Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Socialists of America and even some misguided Republicans, like Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in an ungodly alliance with the well-financed captains of agricultural industries and mega-corporations (e.g., Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill and confreres in the agribusiness industry) (1-3) continue to clamor for opening …

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Unvanquished: Cuba’s Resistance to Fidel Castro by Enrique Encinosa

Unvanquished: Cuba’s Resistance to Fidel Castro is a cliffhanger, non-fiction book that reads like a novel. It’s the stupendous work of the serious scholar, Enrique Encinosa, who has written the definitive works on the guerrilla wars waged by anticommunist Cuban rebels against the repressive, totalitarian regime of Fidel and Raul Castro. His original masterpiece, Cuba …

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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. On assuming power in 1961, …

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Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him by Humberto Fontova

This is a nice, short book, only 200 pages but with a good index. This book, as stated in the subtitle, indeed exposes the real Che Guevara and the useful idiots, particularly Hollywood celebrities and media personalities, who idolize him. Fontova’s book contains a lot of information that you do not find in other Che …

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