Committed to a free Cuba: A word about Huber Matos (1918-2014)

We remember Huber Matos who was born on this day in 1918. He died in 2014.   

Back in 1990, I spoke with Matos by phone.  It was a very interesting conversation.  I concluded that he was first and foremost committed to a free Cuba.    

As you remember from all of those news images, Matos marched into Havana with Castro in January 1959. Later, he was arrested for criticizing the regime and spent over 20 years in a political prison. After his release, Matos spent the rest of his life working with other anti-Castro Cubans.

He will always be remembered as the man who spoke out against Castro in 1959.  He was was perhaps one of the last men to speak to Camilo Cienfuegos before his small plane disappeared.

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