Here is the tale of political prisoners eventually freed in December 2014, after being held captive by way of the U.S. because the past due 1990s.
throughout the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, violent anti-Castro teams established in Florida conducted 1000s of army assaults on Cuba, bombing resorts and stoning up Cuban seashores with computing device weapons. The Cuban executive struck again with the Wasp Network—a dozen males and women—sent to infiltrate these organizations.
The final squaddies of the chilly War tells the tale of these not going Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution through US specialists. 5 of the Cubans got lengthy or lifestyles legal phrases on fees of espionage and homicide. international best-selling Brazilian writer Fernando Morais narrates the riveting story of the Cuban 5 in vibrant, page-turning aspect, delving into the decades-long clash among Cuba and the U.S., the expansion of the robust Cuban exile group in Florida, and a tribulation that 8 Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice.
The final squaddies of the chilly War is either a real-life undercover agent mystery and a looking exam of the chilly War’s legacy.
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