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Long View: How the Fight Against Castro Once Terrorized U.S. Cities

October 10, 2018

This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on how to make Latin American cities better

On april 12, 1974, José Elías de la Torriente was sitting in his home in Coral Gables, Florida, when he was shot and killed by an unknown assailant firing through the living room window. Torriente, a prominent local businessman, had crossed Miami’s Cuban exile community after failing to follow through on plans to invade Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro. His death marked the start of a period of political violence that would lead the...

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