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September 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Daniel Pedreira


September 9, 2019
6:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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This book presents a meticulously-researched biography on Guillermo Belt Ram rez, one of Cuba’s most important diplomats of the 20th century. As Ambassador, Belt represented his homeland in the United States and the Soviet Union as the Cold War turned wartime allies into enemies. He also represented a generation of diplomats who, after bearing witness to the horrors of war, had the resolve to join to create the United Nations and regional organizations such as the Organization of American States. Belt’s success in the diplomatic and political spheres were met with the pain and hardship of exile. Thanks to his faith, the love of his family, and an unwavering sense of patriotism, Belt persevered, maintaining his passion for Cuba’s democratic values and ideals until his passing. In doing so, he became a respected and sought after voice for Cuban exiles in Washington’s diplomatic and government circles. This book explores several key questions: – Who was Guillermo Belt and what role did he play in Cuban politics and diplomacy? – What was Cuba’s role in world affairs during and after World War II? – How does Cuba’s diplomatic history help explain current U.S.-Cuban relations within a broader political and historical context as reflected by Ambassador Belt’s life?


About the Author:

DANIEL PEDREIRA  was born in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Florida International University. Previously, he received a Master’s degree in Peace Operations from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Miami. From 2007 through 2013, Daniel served as a Congressional Aide to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, then Chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Since 2003, Daniel has devoted his time to researching and studying Cuba’s political history, focusing on the republican era (1902-1959). His historical and contemporary articles have been published in several U.S. newspapers. Currently, he writes a weekly column for Libre newspaper titled “Cuba in its historic images,” in addition to articles for Herencia and Ideal magazines. Daniel is also the host of La Universidad del Aire, a weekly radio show on WRMI-AM in Miami. He is a member of the PEN Club of Cuban Writers in Exile and of the Association for the Study of the Cuba Economy. In 2013 he published his first book, El Último Constituyente: El desarrollo político de Emilio “Millo” Ochoa (Aduana Vieja).