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Killing Communists in Havana: The Start of the Cold War in Latin America

Cushion, Steve; (2016) Killing Communists in Havana: The Start of the Cold War in Latin America. Occasional Publication: Vol.39. Socialist History Society: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The Cold War started early in Cuba, with anti-communist purges of the trade unions already under way by 1947. Corruption and government intervention succeeded in removing the left-wing leaders of many unions but, in those sectors where this approach failed, gunmen linked to the ruling party shot and killed a dozen leading trade union militants, including the General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation.// Based on material from the Cuban archives and confidential US State Department files, this SHS Occasional Publication examines the activities of the US government, the Mafia and the American Federation of Labor, as well as corrupt Cuban politicians and local gangsters, in this early episode of the Cold War.

Type: Book
Title: Killing Communists in Havana: The Start of the Cold War in Latin America
ISBN: 099301044X
ISBN-13: 9780993010446
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/?p=71
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s), 2023. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0). This allows sharing, copying and redistributing in any medium or format including adapting, remixing, transforming, and building upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of the Americas
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10173351
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