"Frank Villafana has brilliantly captured a critical chapter of Cold War history. One where anti-communist Cuban exiles placed their lives on the line and changed history."
—Armando I. Gonzalez, columnist, El Nuevo Herald
"Africa was one of the territories where the Cold War was fought most intensely. It is known that the Cuban government deployed its armies and its intelligence services in this battle during almost thirty years. Sometimes this was done at the request of the Soviets and sometimes following Cuba's own strategy. What is least known is the confrontation of Cubans against Cubans in this war and the heroic role played by some [Cuban] exiles who intended to stop the conquering spasm of Havana. This book by Frank Villafana places within the puzzle of history one of the pieces, which was needed in order to understand this long, bloody, and not exempt of valor, episode."
—Carlos Alberto Montaner, vice president, Liberal International
"What moves a man to go and fight in another continent, in a country he knows little about, where the politics are confusing and the stakes are high? For many years not much was known about the hundreds of Cuban exiles who fought and died in Africa in the struggle against communism. Before Castro's move into Angola, he was already pursuing a strategy to play the conquering liberator among the newly independent nations of Africa. Fidel sent over his top lieutenant, but what Che found was a dedicated group of anti-communist Cuban fighters, recruited by the CIA, ready to do battle. This is a story that has not been told. Frank Villafana's book fills a void in the history of Africa, Cuba, and the Cold War. And it also tells the story of these men, and the cause of freedom and liberty in Cuba, that drove them to fight another war very far away."
—Dr. Ramon C. Barquin, president of Barquin International
"[Cold War in the Congo] is also a readable story of adventure and intrigue. A story even more striking because it is true history."
—Gerardo E. Martinez-Solanas, Democracia Participativa