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Dateline Havana: The Real Story of Us Policy and the Future of Cuba
by Reese Erlich
Expertly researched and deftly reported, "Dateline Havana" is a probing expose of U.S. policy and the future of Cuba on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Covering art, music, and Cuban politics, Reese Erlich creates a tableau that is at once moving and informative."
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge
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Apr 25, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those newly interested in the Cuban Revolution and who want some context
Erlich does a great job of spelling out the US and Cuba's current state of affairs, as well as taking a few chapters to describe Cuban culture in general. While the author does show both sides of Cuba's politics (the Communist Party in Cuba versus the Cuban Lobby in Miami), some readers may think he favors some opinions more than others - to me this clearly came from the author's life time experience in Cuba.
a good overview of US-Cuba relations since Castro - what a sad tale of inappropriate sanctions and unfair policy - one can only applaud Castro for holding out on principle, though it would have been nice had his people suffered less as a result of the US sanctions. an easy quick read and worth knowing.