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Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project
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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...

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.

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.

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 ...

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...

Dúran, Alfredo

Bay of Pigs veteran who chaired the Florida Democratic Party from 1976 to 1980.  By appointment by Florida governor Reubin Askew in 1973, he was the first Hispanic to serve on the Miami-Dade County School Board. A former president of the Veteran’s...

Father Sergio Carrillo

Father Sergio Carrillo, a veteran paratrooper at the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1960 and later exiled to the United States. He was ordained in the Archdiocese of Miami in 1982, and has served as a priest in Miami, Guatemala and Colombia.

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

Diaz-Balart, Lincoln

Retired Republican U.S. Congressman from Florida who served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1987 to 1989, the Florida Senate from 1989 to 1992, and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2011.

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.

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