“Herbert Mathews is the only person absolutely qualified to write about Cuba.” (Ernest Hemingway)
“ To our American friend Herbert Matthews with Gratitude. Without your help” a beaming Fidel Castro said decorating Herbert Matthews during a visit to the New York Times offices in April 1959, “and without the help of the New York Times, the Revolution in Cuba would never have been.”
“She (Gregorio Fuentes’ daughter) says Fidel Castro was a great friend to Hemingway.” National Post)
“Castro’s revolution, is very pure and beautiful. I’m encouraged by it. All the Cubans getting shot deserve it.” (Ernest Hemingway, 1960)
(On left: Stalinist henchman Anastas Mikoyan with his boss. On right: Mikoyan with his boss and Lavrenti Beria, head of the NKVD, the most murderous organization in modern history.)
One of Stalin’s most loyal henchmen (Anastas Mikoyan,)– who later served as Soviet envoy to Cuba –made it a point to make a courtesy call on Hemingway at Finca Vigia in March 1960, right after his courtesy calls on Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
“Humberto Fontova is a gifted polemicist who pulls no punches. A great service for liberty, justice and truth.” (The Weekly Standard on Fidel; Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant.)