Sources of information on Cuba
& Cuban-American Relations

Web (news, policy, opinion, plus both pro- and anti-Fidel sites listed here). There is a massive volume of material online about and from Cuba. There are perhaps more sites espousing points of view about Cuba and the embargo than almost any other political topic, plus conflicting perspectives on Cuban history and culture. These are some of the sites and sources I used when writing my essay. They are not – by a long shot – all you can find. Many of these links only represent one or two pages in a much larger site. I have not bothered to identify and collate these sources into categories, but they were all active as of April 5, 2004. For books, please visit online bookstores such as and Ocean Press. For my history of Cuban-American relations, click here. For my essay on Cuban-American relations, click here and and and,13743,1167732,00.html and and and and,11983,1093315,00.html,11983,711289,00.html,11983,1122643,00.html

And always a must-read:



The Real Fidel Castro, by Leycester Coltman, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003

Che Guevara, A Revolutionary Life, by Jon Lee Anderson, Grove Press, New York, 1997

Cuba, A Concise History for Travelers, by Alan Twigg, Penguin Books, Toronto, 2000

Ay, Cuba, A Socio-Erotic Journey, by Andrei Codrescu, Picador, New York, 1999

Mi Moto Fidel, Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, by Christopher Baker, National Geographic Adventure Press, Washington DC, 2001

Live By The Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK, by Gus Russo, Bancroft Press, USA, 1998

Hegemony of Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance, by Noam Chomsky, Metropolitan Books, New York, 2003.

Khrushchev: The Man and his Era, by William Taubman, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2003.

The Banana Wars: A history of United States Military Intervention in Latin America from the Spanish-American War to the Invasion of Panama, by Ivan Musicant, Macmillan Publishing, New York, 1990. A well-written history of a century of American invasions and interventions in the region.

Stupid White Men: A Collection of Essays, by Michael Moore, Harper Collins, 2001. Great book! For an even more disturbing look inside the perfidy of the current US administration, read his latest work, Dude, Where's My Country? If it doesn't make you scared of the US government, then you probably also believe the show Survivor is "reality" and not cunningly scripted.

America's prisoner: The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega, by Manuel Noriega and Peter Eisner, Random House, New York, 1997.


Fidel: The Untold Story, a documentary film by Estela Bravo, 2002. Noticeably sympathetic to the man, but not without merit.

For a history of Cuban-American relations, click here.

For my essay on Cuban-American relations, click here.


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