The Factory of Hate. Photo: Insurgent
Colombian writer Hernando Calvo Ospina is the director of The Factory of Hate, a documentary that includes testimonies and archive materials that expose the media attacks against Cuba and its people, "under the protection of millions of sums of money allocated by successive U.S. administrations, campaigns that take advantage of the media reach of the digital age and the rise of social networks."
Calvo Ospina, who lives in France, is a journalist and permanent contributor to the monthly publication Le Monde Diplomatique and has several books to his credit, including Democracy and State Terrorism; as well as the essays Dissidents or Mercenaries? and Ron Bacardi, The Hidden War, published in 11 languages.
He is also the author of The Enigma of La Coubre, a book in which he provides unpublished elements about the double explosion of the French ship La Coubre, on March 4, 1960, with interviews with some of the survivors and archival data from the French state company Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, owner of the ship.
Hernando Calvo Ospina in Guantánamo. Photo: Juventud Rebelde.
He pointed out that it is about two thousand pages that were kept hidden in the vaults of the French Lines & Compagnies until, after arduous negotiations, he managed to become the first writer to access them.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the author said that the evidence obtained confirms that the two detonations, which left 101 dead and some 400 injured, were caused by explosive devices, and everything indicates that it was a terrorist action by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States.
The criminal role of the CIA, with possible support from Service VII, a clandestine cell of the French Ministry of the Interior, was evidenced in the investigation, which included interviews with people related to the case, such as La Coubre radio operator Maxime Ivol and American journalist Donald Lee Chapman, a passenger on that ship.
Today we present to the readers of Cubadebate the documentary The Factory of Hatred against Cuba, which was premiered at the Round Table in August of this year.