Tuesday, December 20

The Cuba Libre Story

Camp Liberation Army (1895)
"Cuba - the island where dreams clash. It was the gateway to the New World, the port of call for the American underworld, a crossroads for drug smuggeling. It has brought us cigars, sugar and rum. And a Socialist Revolution: Cuba stands for schools for everybody, and an eternal struggle for freedom. Cuba may seem synonymous with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, but its history was shaped by adventurer Christopher Columbus, freedom fighter José Martí, Dictator Fulgenico Batista, Mafia Boss Meyer Lansky and many others. ..."
Shadow and Act
NY Times - Decades in the Making: Fidel Castro’s Obituary
vimeo: Cuba, l’histoire secrète / The Cuba Libre Story #1

2015 August: ¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 Years of Photography, 2016 May: The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball (1999), 2016 November: Fidel Castro (1926–2016)