Here is the story of political prisoners finally freed in December 2014, after being held captive by the United States since the late 1990s.
Through the 1980s and 1990s, violent anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out hundreds of military attacks on Cuba, bombing hotels and shooting up Cuban beaches with machine guns. The Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network—a dozen men and two women—sent to infiltrate those organizations.
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War tells the story of those unlikely Cuban spies and their eventual unmasking and prosecution by US authorities. Five of the Cubans received long or life prison terms on charges of espionage and murder. Global best-selling Brazilian author Fernando Morais narrates the riveting tale of the Cuban Five in vivid, page-turning detail, delving into the decades-long conflict between Cuba and the US, the growth of the powerful Cuban exile community in Florida, and a trial that eight Nobel Prize winners condemned as a travesty of justice.
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War is both a real-life spy thriller and a searching examination of the Cold War’s legacy.
About the Author
Fernando Morais is one of Brazil’s most important contemporary writers and journalists. He has received the Esso Award three times and the April Award for journalism on four occasions. Morais’s works have sold more than two million copies in more than nineteen countries.
“Morais is to be applauded for bringing the full story to light after years of interviews and research. This work stands alone in the continuing saga of Cuban-American history, past and present.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Exhaustively researched and cinematically vivid.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune