American Experience - Season 28, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

American Comandante


Episode Info

The story of William Morgan (1928-61), who joined the effort to topple Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1957; and rose to the rank of "comandante" while fighting with the Second National Front, a guerrilla group in the Escambray Mountains. After the defeat of Batista, he believed Fidel Castro would return Cuba to democracy; and, as a result, helped fend off a 1959 coup. His trust was misplaced, however; and within two years he was executed for fomenting opposition to the Cuban leader.


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