Impact of Cuban-Soviet Ties in the Western Hemisphere: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session ....

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978 - Cuba - 199 pages
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Page 199 - CECIL H. GREEN LIBRARY STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES STANFORD, CALIFORNIA 94305-6004 (650) 723-1493 grncirc@sulmail.stanford.edu Ail books are subject to recall.
Page 11 - During 1976, there was some thought that Castro might lose some of his considerable power during the reorganization, but instead, he was able to maintain control. Currently he is President of the Council of State, President of the Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party, and commander in chief of the armed forces. Raul Castro remains the second most important official in the Cuban hierarchy. Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, an old line, pro-Soviet Cuban Communist, rounds out the top...
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Page 55 - ... progressive" governments. This did not, to be sure, take place overnight, but the trend was nonetheless clear and by 1970 Cuban assistance to guerrilla groups and other efforts to export revolution had been cut back to very low levels. This of course had to have an ideological justification, which was provided by Cuban theorists who declared in good Marxist-Leninist phraseology that the subjective and objective conditions for revolution were, after all, simply not right in Latin America. The...
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Page 116 - Yes, compared to other countries in the Middle East, it probably qualified. In the Middle East it is tough at times to decide which government is progressive, not to enter into a discussion of the meanings of "progressive.
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