Humberto Barreto

Cuba

The video and audio links below are actually pretty large files. Depending on how your browser is configured, you may begin to play the file automatically or you might download it. Don't attempt either unless you have a fast connection.

Monte Rouge: This short film was seen by many Cubans on the island in early 2005. As usual, there is spectacular disagreement about the film. Google "monte rouge" if you want to learn more.

Barreto on Maceo: This is a video of a short talk I gave on Antonio Maceo in 2003.

I also have audio, in Spanish, of the Miami DJs who tricked Chavez and Castro. They are hilarious to listen to, especially Castro at the end when he realizes he's been had:

CastroBroma

ChavezPrank

El Romerillo is one of my favorite Alvarez Guedes jokes. It's funny and depicts so clearly the confidence of every Cuban I know. Google "romerillo" to see that it's quite real.

I posted the graph below on a BBC discussion board a few years ago:

Cuba DR CR GDP

For the data, see this Excel workbook, EconomicGrowthCubaCRDR.xls, making sure to enable macros when you open it.

 

Finally, an excellent site on all matters Cuban is: www.latinamericanstudies.org/cuba.htm