INDEX
Africa: apartheid in southern, 70–78, 106,
113, 121, 199, 214, 221; arbitrary division
of by Eu ropean colonial powers, 70;
Cuban geopo litical logic in assisting
countries of, 73, 76–78, 234n24; Cuban
medical internationalism in, 19, 69,
123–24, 135–36, 171, 183–86, 190–91;
Cuban military assistance in, 69, 71–78,
106, 111–21, 233nn15–18; Cuba’s historical
link to, 73, 76, 77–78; natu ral resources
of as objects of colonial and imperialist
powers, 70, 72, 121
Alarcón, Ricardo, 43, 53, 101–2, 236n8
Algeria: Cuban medical assistance to and
its nationals, 69, 171; Cuban military aid
to, 69–70, 72; Cuban sports internation-
alism in, 199
Angola: counterrevolutionary activities in
of National Front for the Liberation of
Angola (Frente Nacional de Libertação
de Angola, fnla), 118; counterrevolu-
tionary activities in of National Union
for the Total In de pendence of Angola
(União Nacional para a Independência
Total de Angola, unita), 74, 116; Cuban
military aid to win and defend in de-
pen dence of, 47, 70–78, 80–81, 106, 221,
233n18; Cuban nonmilitary interna-
tionalist aid to on- site and in Cuba, 72,
81–82, 184, 217, 234n24; Cuban sports
internationalism in, 199; Cuban troop
withdrawal from following its liberation,
74–75, 77; Cuba’s Operación Carlota in,
47, 73; Cuba’s Yes I Can literacy program
in, 154, 239n18; experience of Pedro
Núñez Mosquera as a Cuban soldier in,
76–77; experiences of Emilio Comas
Paret in, 111–21, 237n1; experiences of
Ventura Carballido Pupo as a Cuban sol-
dier in, 80–81; geopo litical logic under-
lying Cuban assistance to, 73, 76, 77–78,
234n24; in de pendence of from Portugal,
72; membership of in ospaaal, 235n6;
military encroachments on by apart-
heid South Africa, 72–73, 74, 233n6;
Namibian ties to, 74–75, 77; New York
Accords, 75, 233n13; observer status of at
comecon, 224n17; Ochoa affair, 78–80;
People’s Armed Forces for the Liberation
of Angola (Forças Armadas Populares
de Libertação de Angola, fapla), 74;
People’s Movement for the Liberation of
Angola (Movimento Popu lar de Liberta-
ção de Angola, MPLA), 73, 74, 102, 120;
President Agostinho Neto, 70, 72–73, 74,
76; request by for Cuban military aid,
70, 72–73, 74, 76; Soviet military aid to
anticolonial, anti- apartheid rebels of,
74, 80–81; work of Cuban soldiers to
promote literacy in, 72, 239n15
apartheid, 70–78, 106, 113, 121, 199, 214, 221
Arango, Arturo, 10–12, 40, 202–4, 242n13
Argentina: access to medical care in, 165;
Alejandro Saderman (filmmaker), 35–36;
Cuban assistance to rebels fighting for
liberation in, 89–90; dictatorship of Jorge
Rafael Videla, 85; Dirty Wars in, 94,
234n2; great literary heritage of, 15; José
de San Martín (early rebel), 84–85; mem-
bership of in unasur, 234n1; politics in,
94; raids by against Mapuche rebels in
Andes, 84
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