Cuba's First Venture in Africa: Algeria, 1961–1965

  title={Cuba's First Venture in Africa: Algeria, 1961–1965},
  author={Piero Gleijeses},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={159 - 195}
  • Piero Gleijeses
  • Published 1 February 1996
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
Abstract It was in Algeria that Cuba's involvement in Africa began. Until the overthrow of President Ben Bella in 1965, Algeria was Cuba's closest friend on the continent. Cuba provided both military and civilian assistance not only to the Algerian republic but also, before their victory, to the rebels of the Algerian National Liberation Front. Using Cuban documents, as well as US documents and interviews with protagonists, this article examines Cuba's relationship with Algeria in 1961–5. It is… 

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