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Book Cover & Blurb: My Cuba Libre

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George Fowler, chief legal counsel for the Cuban American National Foundation, releases My Cuba Libre: Bringing Fidel Castro to Justice - the personal story of his lifelong battle to remove the dictator from power and bring democracy to his homeland.
Shortly after the October 1962 missile crisis George Fowler’s uncle, Alberto Fowler, a Bay of Pig invader and then a CIA operative, showed him pictures of the Russian missiles that supposedly the Russians had removed from Cuba. Mr. Fowler made it clear he thought President Kennedy had been duped by the Russians. He was right! Just weeks ago, a ship bearing old missiles from Cuba to North Korea was halted in Panama. Now, over fifty years later, many believe President Obama will be duped by the Russians once again. Putin is asking Obama to believe that the Russians will ensure that Syrian biochemical weapons are removed or destroyed. The information in George Fowler’s My Cuba Libre: Bringing Fidel Castro to Justice has never been more relevant than it is today.
New Orleans, LA - On January 1, 1959, nine-year-old George Fowler was awakened in his ancestral home by the sound of gunshots as Fidel Castro’s army approached Havana, Cuba. His family fled to the United States to start new lives as Castro established a brutal regime in their beloved country.
As chief legal counsel for the Cuban American National Foundation, Fowler has dedicated his life to the cause of Cuban freedom. My Cuba Libre is the very personal story of his lifelong battle to remove the dictator from power and bring democracy to his homeland.
Fowler exposes the monstrous actions of the Communist Party of Cuba and makes a firm case for indicting Castro for crimes against humanity. Fowler also provides a first-hand account of events like the Elián Gonzáles case, the Brothers to the Rescue shoot down, and Cuban embargo negotiations. With boldness and courage, My Cuba Libre attacks the status quo that has allowed Castro to remain on the world stage--and makes a powerful argument for immediate change.
“I write to raise awareness of our struggle, to convince the world to take action. Fidel Castro cannot be allowed to spend his final years in luxury and power. Whoever becomes his successor after his death will only continue his legacy of bloodshed, cruelty, and hate. We must act now to bring freedom to the people of Cuba.”
This very personal memoir is literally ripped from the pages of history, as Fidel Castro continues his human rights violations and Cuban expatriates everywhere lament the chaos that has taken over their homeland. With the precision of a scholar and the passion of a storyteller telling his own story, Mr. Fowler is determined to set the record straight about the dictator the U.S. press has so often glorified.
About the book:
My Cuba Libre by George Fowler
ISBN: 978-0989715423
Publisher: Story Merchant
Date of publish: August 2013
Pages: 278
S.R.P.: $14.99
About the author:
George Fowler was born in Havana, Cuba, on October 12, 1950. The Fowlers were descendants of the British Consul to Cuba who had arrived there in the early 1800s. Mr. Fowler’s grandfather was also named George Fowler. He was a successful sugar planter in Cuba who married a New Orleans native, Lise Perrilliat. Mr. Fowler, his wife, children and grandchildren reside in New Orleans.
Mr. Fowler became a Cuban refugee in the United States at the age of nine. His father died shortly after their arrival in the United States. Because of the family’s dire financial circumstances, he began to work at that age and by the time he became an attorney, he had worked in thirty-six low paying jobs. In 1975, he graduated from Tulane Law School, joined a near 200-year-old law firm and twenty-five years ago opened what is now one of the best maritime, energy, and international law firms in the world. The firm is multi-national with offices in many cities. Mr. Fowler is an active litigator, having come up against some of the top legal names in the country. He has practiced not only in the courts of the United States, but worked on cases worldwide.
Although Mr. Fowler embraced American values and reaped opportunities possible only in America, he never forgot his homeland. Inspired by the bravery of his uncle, Alberto Fowler, who first fought with Castro’s forces against Batista, Cuba’s dictator, then afterwards against Castro in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, Mr. Fowler vowed to do whatever he could to oust the dictator and obtain freedom for Cuba. He denounced Castro in every forum he could, starting at the age of eighteen where he met his wife, Cristina, in college.
In 1989, he joined the Cuban American National Foundation, the largest and most powerful anti-Castro organization. He soon was appointed its General Counsel, a position he holds today. Using his legal background, he has tried to have Castro brought to justice for his crimes against humanity. He presented the case before the U.S. Congress seeking the indictment of Castro for the murders of the Brothers to the Rescue pilots, mercilessly shot down by Castro’s MiGs within ten miles of the United States. He also sought to have Castro indicted in other countries, including Spain, where he filed a criminal complaint alleging 17,000 political assassinations, torture, imprisonment and rapes by the Castro government. Mr. Fowler has sought to have Fidel Castro arrested and brought to justice. Mr. Fowler has brought legal actions and claims against those who have defamed the Foundation in an effort to weaken its struggle against the Castro government. He assisted as counsel in the Elian Gonzalez case where he denounced Castro’s crimes in the world media.
Mr. Fowler has lived in New Orleans for over forty years where he is committed to a variety of worthy causes, including support for the Latin American community, the fight against corruption, civil and human rights, and promoting international trade with Latin America.

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