A coda for Cuba

For five decades, Cuba has stood against the superpower that subjugated the rest of Latin America

21st December, 2014
A coda  for Cuba

Looking back now at the old black-and-white film images of the period brings back the world of school, the excitement in the class as we followed the momentous events, the well-marked map of Cuba and Florida on the classroom wall. Television was in its infancy in 1959, but the Cuban revolution was box-office.

It was all like a rock opera: Fidel and Che, the great hairy icons, marching down with their tiny tank formation, plus their...

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