World History

The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise

Teo Babun

About the Program

Teo Babun discusses the photographs of the Cuban Revolution collected by his father. The photographs, published in his new book, cover the uprising against, and the eventual overthrow of, the Batista government in the late 1950s. During the talk, Mr. Babun talks about how his father began working with Fidel Castro and argues that there is a wide gap between the official history of the revolution as described in Cuban history books and the story of what really happened. He says that Fidel Castro went back on his promise to create a democracy after the revolution and it is this betrayal that drives most anti-Castro forces within Cuba and the United States. Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida hosted the talk. Includes slide show and Q&A.

About the Authors

Teo Babun

Teo Babun is managing partner of the Cuba-Caribbean Development Division of Babun Group Consulting ( He is the author of "Dealing With Your Personal Crisis: A formula for Healing" and "The Business Guide to Cuba."
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Program Information

Past Airings

  • Saturday, April 15th at 11pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 19th at 4:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 4th at 1pm (ET)
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