Why Cuba Matters

New Threats in America’s Backyard

by Néstor T. Carbonell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/25/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781480885851
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 576
ISBN : 9781480888845
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781480885875

About the Book

As an eyewitness to Fidel Castro’s rise to power in Cuba and other key episodes, Néstor T. Carbonell sheds new light on how the ruler and his allies deceived and subjugated the Cuban people and defied twelve U.S. presidents.

Just as important – if not more so – he reveals how the regime continues to pose a serious threat to the United States in collusion with Russia, China, and Venezuela.

The author draws on declassified documents and reliable unpublished testimonies, as well as personal experiences, to delve into the Communist takeover of Cuba, which he denounced while on the island. He ponders the causes and consequences of the botched Bay of Pigs operation, which he joined as a refugee.

From the battle to expel the Castro regime from the Organization of American States, which Carbonell helped achieve, to the Congressional Joint Resolution on Cuba, which he tenaciously pursued; from the looming Missile Crisis, which the author persistently flagged, to the myriad subversive activities he warned against and condemned, Néstor T. Carbonell debunks the myths and fallacies surrounding the longest-running subversive tyranny in modern times.

Join the author as he shares a critical analysis of the Castro-Communist regime and explores the challenges and opportunities that will likely arise when freedom finally dawns in Cuba.

About the Author

Néstor T. Carbonell was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He comes from a prominent Cuban family that left its imprints on the island’s wars of independence and on the foundation and development of the republic. He earned law degrees from the University of Villanueva in Havana and Harvard. Forced into exile in June 1960, he played an important role in the anti-Castro movement’s resistance and diplomatic fronts. He joined PepsiCo in 1967 as counsel, Latin America, retiring in 2008 as a corporate vice president in charge of international government and public affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is also the author of And the Russians Stayed: The Sovietization of Cuba.