After Fidel

The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader

Brian Latell

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than forty years--a challenge to the notion that Fidel always acts alone. Latell has had more access to the brothers than anyone else in this country, and his briefs to the CIA informed much of U.S. policy. Based on his knowledge of Raul Castro, Latell makes projections on what kind of leader Raul would be and how the shift in power might influence U.S.-Cuban relations.

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" In After Fidel, Brian Lattel combines more than thirty years of CIA expertise with academic rigor and lively prose. The combination is particularly suited for analyzing the CIA's nemesis for now nearly half a century and for making sense of what the future will bring to Cuba: a country whose importance to the
United States and Latin America one should never underestimate.--Jorge Castaneda, Former Foreign Secretary, Mexico
 
"Brian Latell is one of America's foremost Cuba analysts. He has produced a fascinating psychological profile of Fidel Castro and the man who, after forty-plus years in the shadows, may soon succeed him--his brother Raul."--George J. Tenet, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

"Few Americans understand Cuba--past, present, and future--better than Brian Latell. He has combined an old CIA hand's knowledge and insights with a clear, readable writer's touch to bring both Castros--Fidel and his enigmatic brother Raul--to life."--Evan Thomas, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kennedy: His Life

"After Fidel is the first complete and detailed analysis available on the impenetrable world of the leaders of Cuba. Latell succeeds in putting together the puzzle that 10 American administrations have been trying to decipher. This is invaluable work for those trying to understand Cuba and it's future--the result of Brian Latell's decades of dedication, discipline and sacrifice."--FAR Brigadier General Rafael del Pino, Highest Ranking Defector of the Cuban military
 
"Latell dispels many of the fallacies, myths, and legends about Fidel and demonstrates how he uses the United States every time an internal problem arises in Cuba. . . Latell uses interviews with present and former members of Cuba's leadership and his own extensive knowledge, developed over 45 years in the intelligence community, to create a readable narrative and an excellent addition to the growing literature on Cuba. Highly recommended"--Library Journal

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Brian Latell

Brian Latell was the CIA's National Intelligence Officer for Latin America from 1990-1994, and has tracked Castro for the CIA since the sixties.

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After Fidel
The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader
Brian Latell

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
February 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781403975072
ISBN10: 1403975078
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$16.00
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