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Cuban support to Latin America and Caribbean insurgencies: 1978-1983

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Authors
Butler, Susan Hartley
Subjects
Cuba
Fidel Castro
Central America
Caribbean
Revolution
Advisors
Valenta, Jiri
Date of Issue
1985-09
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en_US
Abstract
This thesis explores the historical and ideological foundations of Cuban involvement with other Communist and insurgent movements throughout Central America and the Caribbean. The thesis focuses on the period 1978 to 1983, and includes analyses of Cuban relations with groups in and out of power in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Grenada, and other Caribbean microstates. Cuban techniques for promoting wars of national liberation, with minimal risk and cost to the Castro regime, are discussed. Areas in which Cuban and Soviet objectives have diverged are noted to show that Cuban aggression in the region is directed primarily against the United States, and not necessarily tailored to meet Soviet goals.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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