The Heat: 70 Years of Cuba’s Revolution

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Cubans mark the 70th anniversary of the Moncada army barracks attacks that led to the Cuban Revolution. What has changed on the island since then?  

The Cuban people are marking National Rebellion Day on Wednesday, recalling the armed attacks, 70 years ago, against army strongholds in eastern Cuba. A group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro tried to overthrow the government of then President Fulgencio Batista. That armed action became the spark for the Cuban Revolution. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Carlos Alzugaray is a former Cuban diplomat and an educator.
  • Rafael Hernandez is the editor of Temas, a leading Cuban magazine.
  • Philip Brenner is Professor Emeritus at the School of International Service at American University. 
  • Yves Engler is an activist and author.