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Decision makers

Decision makers
Interview; Documentary; Vox pop
TX Date
Dec 1980
Year of production
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Decision Makers on Cuba, presented by Andrew Simmons. From Bay of Pigs invasion to Soviet missile crisis (speech from President John F. Kennedy) to contemporary living conditions; Soviet influence; abandonment of original revolutionary doctrines and introduction of productivity incentives in industry (interviews with Cuban workers); 1980 mass exodus of Cubans to Florida; internal problems and likely approach of US President Ronald Reagan to Cuba; likely employment of Cuban troops in South and Central America and Africa. Interviews with Colonel Jonathan Alford, Richard Sim, Robin Blackburn, Nicholas Ridley MP, Jose Viera.
John F. Kennedy; Jonathan Alford; Richard Sim; Robin Blackburn; Nicholas Ridley; Jose Viera; Andrew Simmons
USA; Foreign affairs; Industry; Armed forces; Cuba; USSR; International relations; Political systems; Military affairs; Living conditions; Fidel Castro; Cuban Missile Crisis (1962); Presidents; Nuclear warfare; John F. Kennedy; East West relations; Nikita Khrushchev

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