Galway launch for new book on Cuba

A new book on terrorist attacks against Cuba will receive its Galway launch in The Western Hotel, Prospect Hill at 8pm next Wednesday.

Voices from the Other Side; An Oral History of Terrorism against Cuba by Canadian journalist Keith Bolender, examines the history of terrorism since the earliest days of the revolution, through interviews with more than 75 individuals who have suffered directly or have had friends or relatives killed.

An estimated close to 1,000 acts of terrorism have been committed inside Cuba since 1959, with more than 3,500 killed and thousands more injured. Most of these attacks were conducted by counter-revolutionary organisations based in Florida, often with the knowledge and support of the US government.

Voices from the Other Side also features an introduction by Noam Chomsky.

Keith Bolender is a freelance journalist living in Toronto who has written extensively on Cuba for the Toronto Star and Florida Sun Sentinel. Since 1996 he has lectured at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies on American foreign policy and the Cuban Revolution.

The booklaunch is being organised by the Galway Trades Council.

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