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Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project
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Fernandez, Camilo

One of the founders of the Asociación Pro Cuba (Pro-Cuba Association) of Elizabeth, New Jersey and president of the Junta Patriótica Cubana (Patriotic Cuban Junta) in that area

Ferreira M.D., Leonor

Civic leader and one of the first Cuban female physicians actively involved in the University of Havana and political struggles of her times. Ferreira is a founding and active member of the Miami-based organization Junta Patriótica Cubana.

Fiallo, Delia Pascual

Author of radio dramas and television novellas, who found success both in pre-Revolutionary Cuba and after her exile in the United States. Among her most famous works are Soraya, El Angel Perverso, and Lidia Sandoval.

Fleitas, Andrés

Legend of Cuban baseball and distinguished player in the old Cuban professional league and internationally who was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

Germain, Miguel

Cuban activist of Haitian descent who served as president of Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio in the early 1970s, which probably made him the first black Cuban to preside over a Cuban exile organization in Miami.

González, Fidel

A defense attorney for many death penalty candidates before Cuba's revolutionary courts, who soon became a target himself of the dictatorship. Dr. González was one of the early Cuban exiles in the New York-New Jersey region, where he has been...

Gustavo de los Reyes

Gustavo de los Reyes, a former ranch owner in Cuba. After Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, de los Reyes conspired with William Morgan, an American double agent who later reported him to the Castro authorities, leading to de los Reyes’ arrest an...

Gutiérrez, Carlos

Cuban-American businessman and political figure. Gutiérrez served as CEO of Kellogg’s corporation from 1999-2004, and is attributed as saving the company from bankruptcy. He left his post to join George W. Bush’s administration in 2004, as the 35t...

Gómez Gómez, José

One of the thousands of Spaniards who emigrated from Galicia to Cuba and established himself in the Cuban middle class of the 1950s. Gómez Gómez followed his Cuban family and friends into exile in Miami, where he was one of the founders and still ...

Iriondo, Sylvia G.

Founder and President of Mothers Against Repression (MAR), an organization that fights for the democratization of Cuba. Iriondo is an internationally recognized human rights activist.

José Andreu

José Andreu, Chief of Civil Affairs from the Brigade G5 during the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. After studying philosophy in Germany and management of cooperatives in England, and receiving a law degree from the University of Madrid in Spain, And...

Le Matt, Jose

Operatic and lyric singer and musical director who performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana, and directed the Teatro de la Opera de La Habana in Cuba. He has performed in Spain, Italy, New York and Miami, sharing the stage with legenda...

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