27 July 1996: Intelligence officer and Interests Section Third Secretary Johanna Tablada spoke at a bookstore in Chicago. The next day she spoke at a Chicago picnic honoring the Cuban Revolution hosted by the Venceramos Brigade.
July 27, 1979: Manuel “Redbeard” Pineiro attending the meeting restoring relations between Cuba & the Sandinista-led Nicaragua. The presence of this legendary spymaster demonstrated the significance afforded the relationship. Pineiro remained in Nicaragua during the first several months of the Sandinista regime. According to the New York Times, Sandinista officials privately characterized Pineiro’s role in the Sandinista victory as “indispensable.”