After Fidel by Brian Latell
The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader

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This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than forty years--a challenge to the notion that Fidel always acts alone. Latell has had more access to the brothers than anyone else in this country, and his briefs to the CIA informed much of U.S. policy. Based on his knowledge of Raul Castro, Latell makes projections on what kind of leader Raul would be and how the shift in power might influence U.S.-Cuban relations.
 

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Brian Latell was the CIA's National Intelligence Officer for Latin America from 1990-1994, and has tracked Castro for the CIA since the sixties.
 
Published November 25, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Yet, he adds, Raul Castro shows certain liberal signs that hint that he may emerge in a post-Fidel scenario as someone the West can do business with—if, that is, Raul Castro even wants to be anything more than a transitional boss.

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If you want to check out American fiction on Cuba, look for Thomas Sanchez’s King Bongo, a book I discovered along my Cuban journey, as well as Elmore Leonard’s incomparable Cuba Libre, a tale of Cuba at the beginning of the Spanish American War.

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