Ambassador Gardner and the Propaganda War

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro

Published in print December 1995 | ISBN: 9780195101201
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854189 | DOI:
Ambassador Gardner and the Propaganda War

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On the same day that Herbert L. Matthews interviewed Fidel Castro, the day being February 17, 1957, three young Americans escaped at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, where a 26th of July Movement operated and sometimes stole firearms. Charles E. Ryan, Victor J. Buehlman, and Michael L. Garvey, sons of U.S. enlisted personnel, disappeared without a trace. Their parents feared that they had joined forces with rebel soldiers in the Sierra Maestra. The three Americans had in fact teamed up with a Santiago contingent of fifty recruits. Servicio de Intelligencia Militar stated that the three Americans had been seen at a bar in Havana.

Keywords: Herbert L. Matthews; Fidel Castro; Guantanamo Bay; Charles E. Ryan; Victor J. Buehlman; Michael L. Garvey; Servicio de Intelligencia Militar; Sierra Maestra

Chapter.  4061 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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