Memories From The Land of The Intolerant Tyrant

Memories From The Land of The Intolerant Tyrant

by Gus Venegas

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Memories From The Land of The Intolerant Tyrant by Gus Venegas

This book which details truthful events during the Cuban revolution and life under Castro could be called my vengeance.

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BN ID: 2940015550177
Publisher: Blue Note Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Gus Venegas was born in 1952 a few months after a Batista's coup that ended fifty years of democracy and civil liberties in Cuba. Nearly all of Gus' kin supported a Revolution that promised the return of the Republic. The Venegas family witnessed the transformation of the Cuban Revolution into the Western Hemisphere's most oppressive political, economic and cultural dictatorship. They left Cuba in 1966, when Castro and President Johnson agreed to a legal and an orderly departure of Cuban exiles.

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Memories From The Land of the Intolerant Tyrant narrates the story of how Fidel Castro deceived the Cuban people during the early days of the Revolution, until he canceled elections and a free press by mid-1960, when he was well entrenched in a new stalinist police state that he created. It tells of two the author's kin participation supporting the Revolution and how they found themselves in jail for expressing pro-democracy views. A chapter is dedicated to the anti-Castro rebellion in the sixties (it was bigger than the rebellion against Batista, but Castro successfully suppressed it after a few years of bloodshed). The sad reality of Cuba since the early 60's is described: the Cuban people live in a system of political apartheid- those not aligned with the regime are deprived of a voice in the government, shopping to purchase quality consumer goods, receive quality healthcare, have better housing, go on to college, and thus deprived of successful careers in their profession or business. Significant events- Bay of Pigs, the Escambray rebellion, and the Missile Crisis- are covered. Controversial issues- such as Castro's justice system, his prison system, his interventionism in the Third World, and Fidel Castro's unwillingness to reconcile with America- are discussed. The book ends with the author's family leaving in 1966 and settling down in the land of political freedom and economic opportunity. This is a must read for those seeking an understanding of the Cuban Revolution- why and how it happened, and its failure to deliver on its promises of political freedom and economic prosperity to the average Cuban after fifty two years of failure.