Cuba & the US
(see also Cuba, Cuba: Revolution 1959-1990, Cuba: Revolution since 1990, Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolution Abroad)
UCSC Gets Gift from Castro, Via Sam Farr. Jeanine Harlick, Santa Cruz Sentinel (2/19/03).
Cuba Offers Free Med School Training. Paul Shepard, Yahoo! (2/15/01).
Clinton Should Board Air Force One to Cuba. Jim McGovern, LA Times (5/30/00).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
It's Just the Kids. NGO building childrens' playgrounds in Cuba.
Madre. Human rights for women & families around the world. Includes program in Cuba.
Pastors for Peace (Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization). Organizes annual caravan carrying material aid to Cuba.
World Policy Institute (Cuba project).
Atkinson, Michael. "Dressing down the Kennedy mythos," Progressive (1/01):32-33. Critical review of Roger Donaldson's film "13 Days" about the Cuban missile crisis.
Bender, Lynn Darrell. "Cuba, the US & sugar," Caribbean Studies 14,1 (1974):155-60.
Biancalana, Flora & Cecilia O'Leary. "Profile of US press coverage of Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):63-71.
Blackburn, Robin. "Cuba under the hammer," New Left Review 242 (7/00):5-37.
Bray, Donald W. & Timothy F. Harding. "Cuba: emergence of a new society," in Chilcote & Edelstein (eds.) Latin America: The Struggle with Dependency & Beyond (NY, 1974).
Cooper, Russo. "Mr. Carter goes to Cuba," Nation (6/3/02):4.
Corn, David & Gus Russo. "The old man & the CIA: a Kennedy plot to kill Castro?" Nation (4/26/01):15-28.
Faulkner, Mike. “Cuba & the US: a personal reflection on thirty-five years of conflict,” Monthly Review 47,9 (2/96): 31-40.
Franco, J.L. "La Revolución Cubana en la prensa norteamericana," en sus Ensayos históricos (La Habana, 1974), pp. 201-10.
Garfield, Richard. "The public health impact of sanctions: contrasting responses of Iraq & Cuba," MERIP Report 215 (summer 2000).
Hanson, Simon. "Footnotes to the Castro story: from the papers of Adolph Berle," Inter-American Economic Affairs 30,1 (sum 76):29-45.
Kirkpatrick, Anthony F. & Harry E. Vanden. "The US embargo & health care in cuba: assessing the 5/97 State Department report," LASA Forum 28,2 (sum 97):6-10.
Kress, June & Janis Lewin. "A guide to anti-Cuba opinion makers," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):22-37.
LaFeber, Walter. "The unlearned lessons: lest we forget the Bay of Pigs," Nation (4/19/86).
Landau, Saul. "No mas Canosa," Monthly Review 50,10 (3/99):22-28.
Leogrande, William M. "Cuba: going to the source," in R. Newfarmer (eds.) From Gunboats to Diplomacy (?, 1988), ppl. 135-46.
__________. "From Havana to Miami: US Cuba policy as a two-level game," Journal of Inter-American Studies & World Affairs 40,1 (spr 98):67-86.
McCaughan, Ed & Tony Plat. "Tropical gulag: media images of Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):72-104.
Montaner, Carlos Alberto. "The roots of anti-Americanism in Cuba," Caribbean Review 12,2 (1984):13-17.
National Council on US-Cuban Relations. "Reasons for rapprochement," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 1988):105-113.
Petras, James F. "The US-Cuba policy debate," Monthly Review 26,9 (2/75):22-33.
Platt, Tony. "The US, Cuba & the new Cold War," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):4-21.
Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean & Central America (PACCA). "An alternative US policy toward Cuba," Social Justice 15,2 (sum 88):114-32.
Rucker, Patrick Michael. "Don't drink the water," In These Times (12/23/02):7.
Smith, Wayne S. "Pirating Radio Martí," Nation (1/27/97).
__________. "Washington's costly Cuba policy," Nation (7/3/00):19-21
Stoner, Lynn K. "Recent literature on Cuba & the US," Latin American Research Review 31,3 (1996):235-47.
Williams, William A. "Historiography & revolution: the case of Cuba," Studies on the Left 3,3 (1963).
Zwerling, Philip. "Why does the US still fear the Cuban Revolution?" WIN (12/9/76):5-10.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Arboleya, Jesús. The Cuban Counter-Revolution (trans. Rafael Betancourt; Athens: Ohio U., 2000).
Blight, James G. & Peter Kornbluh (eds.) Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined (Boulder, 1999). Interviews with Cuban & CIA participants.
Bonsal, Philip W. Cuba, Castro & the US (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1971). Analysis of 1959-62, when author was US ambassador. Washington over-reacted, driving Castro into Soviet camp.
Conde, Yvonne. Operation Pedro Pan: The Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children (NY: Routledge, 2000).
González, Servando. The Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khruschev & the Cuban Missile Crisis (NY: Intelibooks, 2002).
Hamm, Mark S. The Abandoned Ones: The Imprisonment & Uprising of the Mariel Boat People (Boston: Northeastern U., 1995).
Higgins, Trumbull. The Perfect Failure: Kennedy, Eisenhower & the CIA at the Bay of Pigs (NY, 1987).
Kornbluh, Peter (ed.) Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba (NY: New Press, 1998).
Levine, Robert M. Secret Missions to Cuba: Fidel Castro, Bernardo Benes, & Cuban Miami (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Levinson, Sandra & Carol Brightman (eds.) Venceremos Brigades: Young Americans Sharing the Life & Work of Revolutionary Cuba (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1971).
Mazarr, Michael J. Semper Fidel: America & Cuba, 1776-1988 (Baltimore, 1988).
Mesa Largo, Carmelo (ed.) Revolutionary Change in Cuba (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1971).
Mills, C. Wright. Listen, Yankee! (NY, 1960).
Morley, Morris H. Imperial State & Revolution: The US & Cuba, 1952-1986 (NY, 1988).
__________ & Chris McGillion. Unfinished Business: America & Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001 (NY: Cambridge, 2002).
Paterson, Thomas G. Contesting Castro: The US & the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution (NY, 1994).
Ripely, Peter C. Conversations with Cuba (Athens: U. of Georgia, 1999).
Robbins, Carla Anne. The Cuban Threat (NY, 1983). Plea for rational policy that starts by seeing US as Cubans do.
Scheer, robert & Maurice Zeitlin. Cuba, an American Tragedy (NY: Penguin, 1964).
Smith, Wayne S. The Closest of Enemies: A Personal & Diplomatic Account of US-Cuban Relations since 1957 (NY, 1987).
Welch, Richard E. Jr. Response to Revolution: The US & the Cuban Revolution (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1985).
Williams, William Appleman. The US, Cuba, & Castro: An Essay on the Dynamics of Revolution & the Dissolution of Empire (NY: Monthly Review, 1962).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Bloque: Looking at the US Embargo Against Cuba" , dir. Heather Hadden & Rachel Dannefer, 45m.
"Crossing Borders: A Cuban Returns" , dir. ?, 50m. From Cinema Guild. Chronicles the 1998 return to Cuba of an American college professor who was forced as a child to leave Cuba in 1962.
"The Cuban Excludables" , dir. Estela Bravo, 57. From Cinema Guild. Mariel refugees & their sufferings in US.
"Export TV" , dir.?, 25m. From Cinema Guild. Examines TV Marti, a U.S. governemnt broadcast service beamed into Cuba in clear contravention of international law and broadcast regulations.
"Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link" , dir. Estela Bravo, 33m. From Latin American Video Archives.
"Los Que Se Fueron" , dir. ?, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Interviews Cubans living in the U.S. who left Cuba after the Revolution, including the story of the exodus of thousands of unaccompanied children.
"Miami-Havana" , dir.?, 60m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the human tragedy of families divided by the thirty-year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba.
"Mission Against Terror" [2004 ], dir. Bernie Dwyer & Roberto Ruiz Rebo, 42m. Story of "Cuban five" who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami which have perpetrated successive acts of sabotage in Cuba since 1960s. Arrested & tried in Miami in 1998, they were sentenced to long prison terms.
"The New Cuban Crisis" [199?], by Journeyman Films, 37m. From Filmakers' Library. Crisis occasioned by shooting down in 1996 of two American planes over Cuba, & retaliatory passage in Congress of Helms-Burton Act to punish foreign companies doing business with Cuba.
"One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba, & the CIA" , dir. Bernie Dwyer & Roberto Ruiz Rebo, 33m.
"Posada Carriles: Made in U.S.A." , dir. Angel Palacios, 90m.