1. See Benicio del Toro, “The Impossible Dream” (interview), Sight & Sound, January 2009. [return to page 1 of essay]

2. Trans. Victoria Ortiz (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971).

3. See Maurice Zeitlin, Revolutionary Politics and the Cuban Working Class (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967).

4. Ed. Robert Scheer (New York: Bantam Books, 1968).

5. “The Impossible Dream,” p. 37.

6. J. Hoberman of the Village Voice makes a similar point in one of the more perceptive reviews I have seen (http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/773071).

7. See Ernesto “Che” Guevara, The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo, trans. Patrick Camiller (New York: Grove Press, 2000).

8. For background, see Richard Gott, Introduction to Guevara, The African Dream; on the outcome, Fidel Castro, “Cuba and the End of Apartheid,” Socialism and Democracy, no. 20 (Summer 1996).

9. See Michael Löwy, The Marxism of Che Guevara, 2nd ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), p. 102. On military robotics, see P.W. Singer, Wired for War (New York: Penguin Press, 2009).

10. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, “Cuban Doctors in Pakistan: Why Cuba Still Inspires,” Monthly Review, November 2006. On Cuba today more generally, see Monthly Review, January 2009, special issue: Cuba, 1959-2009: A Half-Century of Socialism.

11. “Cuban doctors help Che Guevara’s killer,” Brisbane Times, September 30, 2007, http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/cuban-doctors-help-che-guevaras-killer-20070930-11s1.html

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