Manuel Garcia was Cuba’s most
beloved thief in the 1890s. He was
infamous for kidnapping wealthy Spaniards for ransom money to fund the Cuban
independence movement and relieve the suffering of the peasants. Known as the King of the Countryside and the
Cuban Robin Hood, Garcia became a hero in Cuba.
While his correspondence helped communications between Cuban
revolutionaries on the island and in Florida, Jose Marti refused to accept any
of his ill-gotten money to fund the independence movement.
From the Tony Pizzo Collection, University of South Florida Libraries
Obama visits Cuba, and it’s the end of the world. But when Ronald Reagan visited Russia, and George H. W. Bush visited China and George W. Bush visited Vietnam, it was “leadership” apparently. When will Republicans finally admit that they hate President Obama so much because he’s Black?