Miami Herald foreign correspondent Oppenheimer presents a revelatory close-up of Cuba following the Soviet Union's withdrawal of subsidies. Photos.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This exciting, highly readable behind-the-scenes account of Castro's Cuba, based on the author's five trips to the island from 1989-91 and involving 500 interviews, explores events that led to the 1989 trial and execution of General Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez. Oppenheimer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Miami Herald, skillfully presents this complex case as a means of assessing the larger context of the Cuban revolution, the inflexibility of its leadership, and the paranoia of Fidel and Raul Castro. In addition to demonstrating Fidel's knowledge of Cuban involvement in drug trafficking, the author illustrates how high-ranking officers in Cuba's expeditionary forces used often unsavory business deals to finance government foreign policy and military goals. Highly recommended for all collections.
- Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I live in Cuba and therefore read everything I can about it.
The book was written during the "periodo especial". Read more
It is a book with a very ironic tittle since the hour became decades, but the contents are still very valuable and accurate.Published on October 7, 2010 by Andres Pazos
I read this book before visiting Cuba some years ago and it made the trip SO much more interesting. I found myself looking for the ONLY sign of protest: the 8A graffiti around... Read morePublished on March 5, 2009 by Michael J. Snyder
The author of this book Andres Oppenheimer is a journalist for the Miami based "El Nuevo Herald" newspaper. (same company owns The Miami Herald). Read morePublished on March 15, 2007 by Jens Olsen
The fact Andres Oppenheimer was able to gain candid interviews with top Cuban officials is amazing. I first read this book in 1992 when everyone thought the Castro regime would... Read morePublished on November 25, 2004 by James J. Varela
Just four words: "FANATICAL HATRED OF FIDEL".
Yes, there are A LOT of things to criticize about the communist government in the island. Read more
"Castro's Final Hour" - The Secret Story Behind the Coming Downfall of Communist Cuba is written by the Miami Herald foreign correspondent Andres Oppenheimer. Read morePublished on March 16, 2002 by Hilde Bygdevoll
...compared with "Bordering on Chaos", this book makes me question Oppenheimer a bit. And, there has yet to be Castro's "final hour" eight years after this... Read morePublished on February 25, 2001
This an excellent piece of work, which describes the not so well publicized truth behind Castro's Cuba. Read morePublished on August 19, 2000