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.