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Barbara Joe (Honduras 2000-03) To Read From Her New Book in Coral Gables

Barbara Joe (Honduras 2000-03) To Read From Her New Book in Coral Gables

From Books & Books press release Barbara Joe will read from Confessions of Secret Latina: How I Fell Out of Love with Castro & In Love with the Cuban People March 2, Sunday 4 p.m. 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, Florida Whatever your ethnic background or personal opinion of Fidel Castro, you will find something new and revealing in this book. It offers a frank firsthand account of one woman’s journey, not only through Cuba, but through a life filled with unique challenges and tragedies. When Castro first rose to power, Barbara Joe, like so many Americans, was entranced by the romantic vision of a scrubby revolutionary defeating the hated dictator Fulgencio Batista. But her years of direct experience with Cubans and within Cuba itself gradually eroded that vision. Then, unexpectedly, she found herself being attacked by a once close friend of Latino heritage, who not only vehemently disagreed with . . .

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