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1998-01-07

Cuba’s Revolution and the Lives It Changed

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The Cuban Revolution was and is one of the seminal events of the 20th century. It changed the political life of an entire hemisphere and directly affected millions of lives. As Cuba prepares to welcome Pope John Paul II, we take a look at two of those lives.

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Rosa Antich Coro, a retired professor of English at the University of Havana. She was one of the few wealthy Cubans who threw her lot in with the revolution back in 1959. Her father was tobacco landowner and her mother a sugarcane plantation owner. Rosa Antich Coro is presently the ideologist with her local Committee in Defense of the Revolution (CDR) and both her husband and son-in-law are members of the ruling Communist Party.

Carlos, a Catholic and an engineer who is critical of the revolution. He used to work for the government but recently quit out of financial desperation. He is 49-years-old.

Related Links:

  • 10/17/97 Pacifica Network News–"The Mythical Che Guevara"
  • 1/5/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part I)"
  • 1/6/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part II)"
  • 11/19/97 Pacifica Network News–"Pentagon Planned Crisis To Blame On Castro"
  • 11/20/97 Pacifica Network News–"Bombs in Havana"

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