HIS/INR 577: Cuba Under Castro

Instructor: Dr. Super

Nearly fifty years since he marched into Havana to launch the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro remains one of the most controversial characters on the world stage. In foreign capitals, he is almost an amusing anachronism, one of the last Marxist-Leninist regimes, yet his voice and influence is seldom ignored. In the United States , the government considers accommodation, while Miami immigrants take bets on when he will fall. And among Cubans themselves, some passionately defend him, while others flee to Florida aboard leaky boats. This course will examine Fidel Castro, the man and the myth, the Cuban Revolution in its origins and progression, and the lasting impact both have had on the United States and the rest of Latin America.