September 26, 2020

Former CIA analyst Brian Latell reveals Castro’s Secrets

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (May 15, 2012): Spies, sleuths and conspiracy theorists, mark your calendars! On Wednesday 23 May at 7pm, highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell will visit Books & Books for the Cayman Islands launch of his new book, Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine.

Part of the Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, this free event is generously sponsored by Camana Bay, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Sunshine Suites Resort.

About the Book

In Castro’s Secrets, Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba’s supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level defectors from Cuba’s powerful intelligence and security services, long-buried secrets of Fidel’s nearly 50-year reign are exposed for the first time. They include numerous assassinations and attempted ones carried out on Castro’s orders, some against foreign leaders. More than a dozen ranking Cuban secret agents embraced by the CIA and FBI speak in these pages; some have never told their stories on the record before. Latell also probes dispassionately into the CIA’s most deplorable plots against Cuba – including previously obscure schemes to assassinate Castro – and presents shocking new conclusions about what Fidel actually knew of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Castro’s Secrets is now available at Books & Books.

About the Author

Brian Latell began tracking Cuba for the CIA in the early 1960s. Today, as Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies at the University of Miami, he continues as one of the most distinguished and frequently quoted experts. For a quarter century he taught Cuba and Latin America as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. A former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and Director of the CIA’s Centre for the Study of Intelligence, he has written for the Washington Post, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, Time, and many other American and international publications. After Fidel, his compelling profile of the Castro brothers, has been published in eight languages.

 

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