Killing Communists in Havana

The Start of the Cold War in Latin America
by Steve Cushion

Socialist History Society Occasional Publication 39

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The Cold War started early in Cuba, with anti-communist purges of the trade unions already under way by 1947. Corruption and government intervention succeeded in removing the left-wing leaders of many unions but, in those sectors where this approach failed, gunmen linked to the ruling party shot and killed a dozen leading trade union militants, including the General Secretary of the Cuban Sugar Workers’ Federation. Read on ...