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Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project
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Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project

  • CHC5212
  • Collection
  • 2008-2013

The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project collection includes videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted principally with members of the first generations of Cubans exiled since the Cuban Revolution. Interviews...

Abreu, Ernesto

Abreu, a leader in the underground and guerrilla movements in Cuba in the early 1960s, was instrumental in setting up training camps for anti-Castro exile’s forces in Central America. Prominent in Cuban exiles organizations in Miami, at 75 infiltr...

Aleida Leal

Aleida Leal, a Cuban-American journalist and radio personality who is well-known on Spanish language radio in South Florida. She started her career as a voice actress in Cuba doing commercials. In Miami, she was the host of several popular radio p...

Alonso, Hilda

Alonso, a Miami nun who directed Havana's Colegio La Inmaculada school for girls before the Cuban Revolution and later founded Las Hermanas de la Caridad (Sisters of Charity), an organization that distributes food and medical supplies to comm...

Álvarez Guedes, Guillermo

Álvarez Guedes is one of the best-known Cuban humorist in the Spanish-speaking world. A radio, TV, theater, and movie actor since the 1940s, with over 20 bestselling recordings of stand-up comedy, Alvarez Guedes is a successful entertainment entre...

Angelita Castany

Angelita Castany, a Cuban vedette, singer, actress, and entertainer who relocated to Mexico following the Cuban Revolution. She is most famous for singing and performing pieces by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.

Aragón, Uva de

Cuban-American writer and academic who has published numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

Benes, Bernardo

Leader of the Cuban Jewish community who played a pivotal role in the “diálogo” with the Castro government in the late 1970s during  Jimmy Carter's presidency

Benguria, Carmina

Cuban poet and last surviving “recitadora” of the 1940s and 1950s, who attained fame in 1959, at the triumph of the Revolution, for her rendering of the Marcha triunfal del Ejército Rebelde, only to became a Cuban exiled soon after.

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