How organized crime controlled Cuba07/17/08 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to Radioactivityâ€¦ Iâ€™m Rob Loreiâ€¦. Coming up, a look at Cuba before the revolution and how deeply the country was controlled by organized crime.
But first, some listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program. Yesterday, there was a lot of discussion about the upcoming presidential election.
Our guest today is T.J. English; he has written a book describing how members of organized crime from the U.S. controlled Havana in the 1950s, fueling the revolution that ultimately overthrew the Cuban government in 1959. His book is called Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost it to the Revolution.
English will be speaking tonight at Inkwood Books in Tampa.