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The Cuba Libre Story 

This documentary series recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters and Cold War political machinations.






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Series cast summary:
Ken Eaken Ken Eaken ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2016
Jaime Suchlicki Jaime Suchlicki ...  Himself, historian and educator, University of Miami 8 episodes, 2016
Jean-Pierre Clerc Jean-Pierre Clerc ...  Himself, historian, author of 'Fidel Castro, une vie' 8 episodes, 2016
Michael Zeuske Michael Zeuske ...  Himself, historian, Universität zu Köln 6 episodes, 2016
J.A. Rodríguez Menier J.A. Rodríguez Menier ...  Himself, former Cuban intelligence officer 6 episodes, 2016
Fernando Martínez Heredia Fernando Martínez Heredia ...  Himself, philosopher and founding member of the Cuban Communist Party 5 episodes, 2016
Peter B. Schumann Peter B. Schumann ...  Himself, journalist and author 5 episodes, 2016
Serge Raffy Serge Raffy ...  Himself, journalist and author of 'Castro l'infidèle' 5 episodes, 2016
Víctor Emilio Dreke Cruz Víctor Emilio Dreke Cruz ...  Himself, former commander, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias 5 episodes, 2016
Nikolai Leonov Nikolai Leonov ...  Himself, former KGB officer 5 episodes, 2016
Chris Simmons Chris Simmons ...  Himself, former senior analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency 5 episodes, 2016
Antonio Néstor Álvarez Pitaluga Antonio Néstor Álvarez Pitaluga ...  Himself, historian, Universidad de La Habana 4 episodes, 2016
Esteban Morales Domínguez Esteban Morales Domínguez ...  Himself, sociologist, Universidad de La Habana 4 episodes, 2016
Dariel Alarcón Ramirez Dariel Alarcón Ramirez ...  Himself, author of 'Memorias de un soldado cubano' 4 episodes, 2016
Bert Hoffmann Bert Hoffmann ...  Himself, historian, German Institute of Global and Area Studies 4 episodes, 2016
Egon Krenz Egon Krenz ...  Himself, last communist leader of East Germany 4 episodes, 2016
Harry Villegas Harry Villegas ...  Himself, Cuban guerrilla in the 1950s 4 episodes, 2016


This documentary series recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters and Cold War political machinations.

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Pure US Propaganda
25 November 2018 | by gpeters-211-251518See all my reviews

This documentary is a great portray of Cuba's History until 1959. Then it is just a propaganda from the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 9 out of 10 commentators are CIA Agents or Cuban Exiles. For them Castro is just another one dictator who destroyed Cuba's economy (the Batista's casino-mafia economy) and oppress his own people. Of course I would have the same opinion if my family cooperated with mafia, Batista's corrupted officers and US Companies. There is no serious judgement about the US embargo which destroyed Cuban Economy and deprived basic medical and drugs supplies to the Cuban people. Moreover, they don't either judge the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a direct US invasion to an independent nation and its President, so as to protect the interests of their multinational companies (ITT, United Fruit, Francisco Sugar Company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation etc). Moreover, this "documentary" don't even judges the assassinations attempts from the CIA to Castro (they comment the excessive number of the rumored assassinations and not that a foreign country tried to kill a President of a foreign State). Finally, they don't even bother refer to Cuba's medical and educational system (both systems are considered as top quality systems globally) or any other facts about the Cuban economy from 1959. Let me refer that, there isn't any homeless Cuban citizen, there aren't any more the Batista's era slums, the child mortality is the lowest globally, the life span is even higher than the US', and there isn't any unemployment. In general, this is a shameless, ahistorican, anti-socialist propaganda from Netflix.

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