Viva Revolution?


Author: Kay Heinath

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743176696

Category: Political Science

Page: 76

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Die erfolgreiche cubanische Revolution, mit der einhergehenden Befreiung der Insel aus dem Zugriff westlicher Ökonomie-Interessen, lässt das durch westliche Politik und Medien gezeichnete Bild Cubas seit nun bereits 58 Jahren entsprechend und nahezu einheitlich erscheinen: Cuba wird bis heute als drangsalierende Diktatur oder als Castro-Regime charakterisiert, in der DissidentInnen und politische Gefangene gefoltert und Journalisten in ihrer Arbeit behindert würden, in dem von Zensur und Repressionen die Rede ist und die freie Meinungsäußerung der Menschen eingeschränkt sei. Kay Heinath analysiert anhand von im Prinzip für jeden offen liegenden und verifizierbaren ökonomischen, sozialen, gesellschaftlichen, politischen und ökologischen Faktizitäten dieses stigmatisierte Bild Cubas auf seinen Realitätsgehalt. Die vom Autor gemachte Analyse ist notwendig, denn kaum jemand macht sich angesichts der holzschnittartigen, westlichen Darstellung Cubas die Mühe, die tatsächlichen Daten über Cuba bei der UNESCO oder UNICEF nachzulesen. Ob die von Politikwissenschaftlern hochgelobte partizipative Demokratie Cubas, ein Bildungs- und Gesundheitssystem, welches auf dem gesamten amerikanischen Kontinent seines Gleichen sucht oder Cubas Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitspolitik, welche weltweit richtungsweisend ist - das Ergebnis ist in vielerlei Hinsicht überraschend.

To Return to Cuba


Author: Lorenzo F. Gonzalez


ISBN: 1387017047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 8595

"To Return to Cuba" is the riveting true story of the author's experiences as a teenager during the Cuban Revolution. He shares rare, first-hand accounts of the Bay of Pigs and the Missile Crisis from his point of view as a Cuban revolutionary soldier, and personal experiences with Fidel Castro at the University of Havana. As a Cuban student studying in Hungary, his views of the revolution evolve, forcing him to attempt a harrowing escape from Castro, Cuba and Communism.

Cuba Solidarity in Canada

Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations


Author: Nino Pagliccia

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460243811

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6116

Cuba Solidarity in Canada - Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations, is a collection of essays about the Canadian solidarity movement in support of Cuba during more than 50 years. Throughout the different experiential stories, the notion of solidarity emerges as the common theme of people-to-people (non-governmental) links between Canada and Cuba. The book suggests a framework that informs the reader on the meaning, positive influence and potentially valuable role that solidarity can play in the relationship between peoples, indeed between nations. It also advances the possibility of a new paradigm of state-to-state foreign relations that is based on solidarity instead of ideological posture.

Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction


Author: Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826358160


Page: N.A

View: 6245

"Contemporary Latin American fiction establishes a unique connection between masquerade, frequently motivated by stigma or trauma, and social justice. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between these two themes. Weldt-Basson examines fourteen novels by twelve different Latin American authors: Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Galindo, Augusto Roa Bastos, Fernando del Paso, Mayra Santos-Febres, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Marcela Serrano, Sara Sefchovich, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ariel Dorfman. She elucidates the varieties of social justice operating in the plots of contemporary Latin American novels: distributive, postmodern/feminist, postcolonial, transitional, and historical justices. The author further examines how masquerade and disguise aid in articulating the theme of social justice, why this is important, and how it relates to Latin American history and the historical novel. "--

The History of Cuba


Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732699714

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 4120

Reproduction of the original: The History of Cuba by Willis Fletcher Johnson


From Conquistador to Castro


Author: Geoff Simons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349244171

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 5358

This book provides a detailed history of Cuba from before the arrival of Columbus to 1995. Topics covered include: the Spanish colonisation, the role of Christianity, slavery, the US interventions, the Mafia connection, the Castro revolution, and Cuba's struggle to survive in the so-called 'Special Period' following the collapse of the Socialist bloc. Particular attention is given to the prolonged US efforts to overthrow the Castro regime, involving the United States in violations of international law and crimes against humanity.

Cuba at a Glance


Author: Anne O'Hagan,Emma B. Kaufman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cuba

Page: 107

View: 9783

The Great American

A Novel


Author: Alex Abella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743205480

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7896

'The great American' is the story of one man's search for love, justice, and redemption in the maelstrom of revolutionary Cuba. William Morgan, a dyed-in-the-wool marine from Ohio, is first introduced as a typical yanqui out to have a good time in the fle

In Nobody's Backyard: Facing the world


Author: Tony Martin,Dessima Williams

Publisher: The Majority Press

ISBN: 9780912469164

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 2749

The English speaking Caribbean's most unique recent political experiment, as chronicled in the pages of the Free West Indian, and other organs of the revolution.

Not in Your Lifetime

The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination


Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453274065

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 8809

Updated with the latest evidence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Anthony Summers’s essential, acclaimed account of President Kennedy’s assassination “He was holding out his hand . . . He looked puzzled . . . Then he slumped in my lap . . . I kept bending over him saying, ‘Jack, Jack, can you hear me? I love you, Jack . . .’ The seat was full of blood and red roses . . . .” —Jacqueline Kennedy, recalling the fatal moment in Dallas Fifty years on, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about President Kennedy’s death. Chief Justice Warren, who chaired the first inquiry, said “some things” that “involve security” might not be released in our lifetime. Millions of pages of assassination records were finally made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under “national security”—until 2017. Why? Why hold these records back if—as we were told half a century ago—Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone assassin? Anthony Summers set out to write a reliable account of the murder mystery that haunts America.Not in Your Lifetime, in this fresh edition, is one of the finest books written on the assassination.

A Cuban Amazon


Author: Virginia Lyndall Dunbar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cuba

Page: 295

View: 5156

Passage to Cuba

An Up-close Look at the World's Most Colorful Culture


Author: Cynthia Carris Alonso

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1632206528

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5493

To stroll the streets of Cuba?to hear the rumbling engines of its 1950s automobiles, the jazz and the rumba?is to travel back in time?to see jaw-dropping natural beauty and the artists, musicians, and folklore of legends. Armed with a camera and access that few Americans have, Cynthia Carris has spent twenty years capturing Havana's crumbling, baroque splendor. Her photographs celebrate the dreamy palette of Cuba (salmon pink, sky blue, apricot, aqua green), and reveal the contrast between patina homes; peeling stucco apartments; and the great National Capitol Building, Havana Cathedral, and National Art Schools?where budding artists rival those the world over. Carris' photographs also take readers on a walk across the Malecón, the broad esplanade that stretches along the Havana seawall and serves as a popular place for young people to hang out. Here you'll see aging fisherman by day and the neediest of Havana's people at night. At an oversize trim of 13” x 9 1/4”, Passage to Cuba is a visual feast?a breathtaking tribute to a rarely seen place, and a lush, colorful volume to display or to use to embark on a remarkable odyssey.

Viva la Revolucion

Hobsbawm on Latin America


Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349141299

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9976

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the Third World whose two principal languages, Spanish and Portuguese, were within his reach. But he was also, of course, attracted by the potential for social revolution in Latin America. After the triumph of Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1959, and even more after the defeat of the American attempt to overthrow him at the Bay of Pigs in April 1961, 'there was not an intellectual in Europe or the USA', he wrote, 'who was not under the spell of Latin America, a continent apparently bubbling with the lava of social revolutions'. 'The Third World brought the hope of revolution back to the First in the 1960s'. The two great international inspirations were Cuba and Vietnam, 'triumphs not only of revolution, but of Davids against Goliaths, of the weak against the all-powerful'.


Training, Skills and Techniques


Author: Gary Blower

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797466X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 6483

Boxing - Training, Skills and Techniques is essential reading for both recreational and competitive boxers, and all those who wish to take up amateur boxing, or participate in a boxing-based programme. It offers practical advice on the many crucial factors that need to be taken into account if the boxer is to maximize his, or her, performance and potential. Topics include: an overview of the history of boxing; the amateur code; boxing weights; recreational boxing; equipment and attire; a detailed consideration of both basic and advanced techniques; the role of the coach; fitness training; gym work; running; conditioning; speed and agility training; making the weight and nutrition; planning the season, and much more.

One Minute to Midnight


Author: Michael Dobbs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307269362

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4447

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon. Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis. Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis.

Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So


Author: Lorne Resnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683831446

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 5628

Award-winning photographer Lorne Resnick showcases the beauty and vibrancy of Cuba in stunning images captured over twenty-one years. Being in Cuba feels like falling in love with the person you knew you were meant to be with. It’s exhilarating and bewitching. In more than fifty trips to the island over the last twenty-one years, award-winning photographer Lorne Resnick has sought to capture the experience of being in Cuba: moments filled with passion, desire, and laughter. Those moments, exactly so. Featuring two hundred sixty-six extraordinary color and black-and-white photos, including sixteen brand-new images, Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So provides a stunning portrait of the vitality of Cuban culture, the beauty of the island, and the enduring spirit of the Cuban people. With a foreword by celebrated author Pico Iyer and an introduction by noted art critic Gerry Badger, this deluxe coffee-table book provides an immersive experience that combines gorgeous visuals, poignant stories, and lavish production values. This first edition of this book has won several awards including: a gold medal in the photography category from the Independent Publishers Book Awards, Silver medal from the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Art/Photography, 1st place for Books in the International Photography awards and was a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award winner.

A Different World



Author: Jerome T. Callahan Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469775654

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 6676

What if . . . instead of returning home from the war a celebrated hero, he had been killed in action? How would history and the present be different if he hadn't survived to become a world leader at a critical juncture in time? This account of an alternative Cold War history is witnessed through the eyes of Ryan Ferguson, a cynical newspaper reporter, as he reflects on the early careers of several of his college buddies, a Marine Officer in the Caribbean, a Naval Aviator and wanna-be astronaut, an Army Officer in Europe, a State Department bureaucrat in Saigon, and a Civil Rights Activist in Birmingham during this pivotal year in American history. Jerome Callahan was raised in Austell, Georgia and currently resides with his wife and two children in Mesa, Arizona.

Bomb Canada

And Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media


Author: Chantal Allan

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 189742549X

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 4742

Informative, thought-provoking, and at times hilarious, this book examines how the American media have portrayed Canada, from Confederation to the Obama inauguration.

Act of Treason

The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy


Author: Mark North

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082135

Category: History

Page: 671

View: 481

Argues that former F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover possessed full knowledge of a plan to assassinate President Kennedy but did nothing to prevent it.

Oswald and the CIA

The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK


Author: John Newman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369348

Category: History

Page: 696

View: 5674

From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government's role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry. What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear? Oswald and the CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves—ex-agents, officials, and secret records. To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War. The story is as alarming as it is tragic; the lies and manipulations it reveals led directly to Kennedy's murder. Oswald and the CIA is a gripping journey to the darkest corners of the CIA.