Since the early 1960s, few other countries have endured more acts of terrorism against civilian targets than Cuba, and the US has had its hand in much of it. This book gives a voice to the victims.
Keith Bolender reveals the enormous impact of terrorism on Cuba's civilian population, with over 1,000 documented incidents resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and 2,000 injuries. Bolender allows the victims to articulate the atrocities the Cuban people have suffered - which largely originate from Cuban counter-revolutionaries based in the US, often with the active help of the CIA.
With first-person interviews from more than 75 Cuban citizens who have been victims of these terrorist acts, or have had family members or close friends die from the attacks, this is a unique resource for activists, journalists and students interested in Cuba's tumultuous relationship with the US.
Keith Bolender is a freelance journalist who worked for more than 10 years with the Toronto Star. He is the author of Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba (Pluto, 2010). He is a member of the Institute for Public Accuracy on their Roster of Experts for Cuban Affairs, and lectures at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.
Acknowledgement Introduction by Noam Chomsky 1. The Unknown War 2. Cubana Airlines 3. Hotel bombings 4. Operation Peter Pan 5. Biological terrorism 6. Boca de Sama 7. Caibarien and the Fishermen 8. Literacy Campaign 9. Cine Mobile 10. La Coubre 11. Department Stores 12. Pinar Del Rio cinema 13. The Cuban national identity 14. The Cuban Five Notes Index