- Matt Frei of the BBC narrates this short documentary which attempts—and succeeds reasonably well—in putting the conflict between Cuba and the United States into some context. (Includes the transcript of a prison interview with René Gonzalez.)
- Miami journalist Kirk Nielsen includes many of his pieces on Miami’s militant exile groups for Miami New Times and other publications at his “Nielsen Readings” blogsite. An index to his Cuba Archive can be found in the right column.
- Gerardo Hernandez, the controller of the Wasp Network, talks with American journalist and documentary maker Saul Landau in a five-part telephone interview from his jail cell.
Raul Cruz León’s confession
- In this video prepared by Cuban State Security, confessed bomber Raul Cruz León reconstructs his trail of bomb planting at Havana hotels in July and September of 1997. (Spanish)
- A site called the Cuban Information Archives includes an extensive collection of documents, including many primary source documents on Miami’s exile community.
Check out this trailer for Vivien Lesnik Wiseman’s very personal but powerful documentary about her father, Max Lesnik. Man of Two Havanastells the story of Lesnik, a Castro ally who fell out with the Cuban ledser shortly after the revolution and settled in Miami where he became a voice of reason in what was an unreasonable world—and paid the price for it. In the end, Man of Two Havanas is an entertaining, provocative primer for anyone wanting to understand Miami’s often inexplicable Cuban exile community.
Luis Posada Carriles
- Journalist Ann Louise Bardach—author of Cuba Confidential and Without Fidel—maintains a web page with links to many Posada stories, including her own.
- Georgetown University’s National Security Archive, an independent research centre and library for de-classified US government documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests, reports that “CIA and FBI records… identify Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles… as a former CIA agent and as one of the “engineer[s]” of the 1976 terrorist bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455 that killed 73 passengers. ” This is the link to the documents in its Posada files.
Travel and tourism
- The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, established in 1975 “to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America” comments regularly on the state of Cuba-U.S. relations.
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