It genuinely gets ‘inside’ the otherwise confusing system and society, and is all the more welcome for that. Antoni kapcia, coeditor of The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society“Gripping and insightful. In addition, frank offers a colorful chronicle of his travels across the island’s many and varied provinces, sharing candid interviews with people from all walks of life.
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Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know®Oxford University Press #ad - America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Focusing equally on cuba's role in world affairs and its own social and political transformations, the period between the 1959 revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold War era, Sweig divides the book chronologically into the pre-Fidel era, and -- finally -- the post-Fidel era.
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