Cuban Blindness

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  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 222 pages
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 November 2015
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On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as the Cubans believe? Or exposure to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin accidentally released by the Russian Army withdrawing from Cuba? Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is

Cuban Ballet

Cuban Ballet
  • Author : Octavio Roca
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 17 September 2021
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Just as Russian dancers defected from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s, Cuban dancers are now fleeing Castro's regime in droves. Their unique style of ballet is galvanizing the world of dance. This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of Cuban ballet by focusing on the life and career of the indomitable Alicia Alonso. The author also spotlights many of the young dancers who are now part of the growing Cuban Diaspora and who are changing the face of

Blind over Cuba

Blind over Cuba
  • Author : David M. Barrett,Max Holland
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 01 September 2012
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In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as the “photo gap”: five weeks during which intelligence-gathering flights over Cuba had been attenuated. In Blind over Cuba, David M. Barrett and Max Holland challenge the popular perception of the Kennedy administration’s handling of the Soviet Union’s surreptitious deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere. Rather

Undaunted by Blindness 2nd Edition

Undaunted by Blindness  2nd Edition
  • Author : Clifford E. Olstrom
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 10 July 2012
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The purpose of this book is to provide concise biographical information about 400 notable blind persons. The people in this volume are but a small sample of many thousands of notable blind persons in history. Most of the information about their lives comes from secondary sources. Where feasible, some of the subject's own words were used.

Paths for Cuba

Paths for Cuba
  • Author : Scott Morgenstern,Jorge Perez-Lopez,Jerome Branche
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release : 08 January 2019
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The Cuban model of communism has been an inspiration—from both a positive and negative perspective—for social movements, political leaders, and cultural expressionists around the world. With changes in leadership, the pace of change has accelerated following decades of economic struggles. The death of Fidel Castro and the reduced role of Raúl Castro seem likely to create further changes, though what these changes look like is still unknown. For now, Cuba is opening in important ways. Cubans can

Cuban Star

Cuban Star
  • Author : Adrian Burgos, Jr.
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 26 April 2011
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A proud and boisterous Negro League team owner, Alex Pompez rose to prominence during Latino baseball's earliest glory days. As a passionate and steadfast advocate for Latino players, he helped bring baseball into the modern age. But like many in the era of segregated baseball, Pompez also found that the game alone could never make all ends meet, and he delved headlong into the seedier side of the sport—gambling—to help finance his beloved team, the New York Cubans.

Cuban Studies 16

Cuban Studies 16
  • Author : Carmelo Mesa-Lago
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release : 01 December 1986
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Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.

Cuban Anarchism

Cuban Anarchism
  • Author : Frank Fernández
  • Publisher : See Sharp Press
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis of the failure of the Castro dictatorship.

Cuban Health Care

Cuban Health Care
  • Author : Don Fitz
  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press
  • Release : 22 June 2020
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Quiet as it’s kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba’s agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent – and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this “third-world” country has been able to maintain a first-world medical system, whose health indicators surpass those of the United States at a fraction of the cost. Don Fitz combines his deep knowledge of Cuban history with

The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution

The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution
  • Author : Jules R. Benjamin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 05 May 1992
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Jules Benjamin argues convincingly that modern conflicts between Cuba and the United States stem from a long history of U.S. hegemony and Cuban resistance. He shows what difficulties the smaller country encountered because of U.S. efforts first to make it part of an "empire of liberty" and later to dominate it by economic methods, and he analyzes the kind of misreading of ardent nationalism that continues to plague U.S. policymaking.

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution
  • Author : G. Lievesley
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 19 December 2003
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The Cuban Revolution offers a reflective account of what the Revolution has meant to various actors such as the dominant powers, the Third World, fellow revolutionaries, intellectuals and Cuban citizens at different periods in its history. Rather than offer a simple narrative of events, Geraldine Lievesley addresses significant themes with which the Revolution has engaged and the problems that it has encountered.

Societies of Fear

Societies of Fear
  • Author : Krujit Koonings
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release : 01 August 1999
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Latin America is in the grip of a double challenge--coping with what may be the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the huge problems of poverty and inequality this has produced, while simultaneously consolidating its democratic transition, trying to recover from the traumas of many years of authoritarian rule and state terror. This superb collection of original scholarship and historical and analytical overviews examines a subject that has received too little attention--the legacy of past conflict, violence and terror

Leadership in the Cuban Revolution

Leadership in the Cuban Revolution
  • Author : Antoni Kapcia
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release : 11 September 2014
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Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation. In this ground-breaking work, Antoni Kapcia focuses instead on a wider cast of characters. Along with the more obvious, albeit often misunderstood, contributions from Che Guevara and Raúl Castro, Kapcia looks at the many others who, over the decades, have been