Brian Latell

Florida International University

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Brian Latell teaches at Florida International University's School of Public Policy. A former national intelligence officer for Latin America for the CIA, he's the author of several books on the Castros, including After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution and History Will Absolve Me: Fidel Castro: Life and Legacy (Kindle). He is a former senior research associate at the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies.

Brian Latell on KCRW

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans are turning out  as the late Fidel Castro's remains are paraded across the island nation before Sunday's funeral.

The US and "Communist Cuba" are saying goodbye to Fidel

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