The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: The Story of the Cuban Five

Here is the tale of political prisoners ultimately freed in December 2014, after being held captive via the U.S. because the past due 1990s.

in the course of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, violent anti-Castro teams dependent in Florida conducted 1000's of army assaults on Cuba, bombing inns and popping up Cuban seashores with computing device weapons. The Cuban executive struck again with the Wasp Network—a dozen males and women—sent to infiltrate these organizations.

The final infantrymen of the chilly War tells the tale of these not likely Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution by means of US experts. 5 of the Cubans obtained lengthy or lifestyles legal phrases on fees of espionage and homicide. worldwide best-selling Brazilian writer Fernando Morais narrates the riveting story of the Cuban 5 in vibrant, page-turning element, delving into the decades-long clash among Cuba and the U.S., the expansion of the robust Cuban exile group in Florida, and an ordeal that 8 Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice.

The final infantrymen of the chilly War is either a real-life secret agent mystery and a looking out exam of the chilly War’s legacy.

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