The Sun Rises on the Truth

The Sun Rises on the Truth

Gina Sosa Suarez, director of “The Sun Rises on the Truth”

In her own words: I embarked on this film journey from a promise to my mother, and my mother to my father, and my father to his Brothers and Sisters in Arms. The opportunity to one day tell their true life stories of what they and their families went through in the darkest period of Cuban History, in their generation. Much has been written, much has been said, yet those who truly fought in the mountains of La Sierra Maestra; have never really spoken their Truth.

This will be one of the many film projects we will embark on. The first must be in honor of The Constitutional Armed Forces of Cuba, the plight and exodus of so many Cubans in 1959 to the date. In their words, or their families!

To begin to heal 58 years of Cuban history, we must start with the men, women and their families who were murdered with no due process, who have been thrown in jail, who have been falsely accused and who lost everything. We will not judge, we will tell a story, to bring justice to light; for everyone deserves to tell their Story.

Cuba: Facts and Myths with Victor Andres Triay PhD 6/23/2015


Cuba: Facts and Myths

Victor Andres Triay, PhD., is a novelist and historian. The Miami Herald referred to him as “a significant researcher of Cuban exile history.”   Born and raised in Miami to Cuban exile parents.

Victor’s first book, Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1998. Fleeing Castro was the first book length historical work on the topic. Three years later he published, again with the University Press of Florida, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506,  a historical account of the Bay of Pigs invasion told through the eyes of  the exile invasion force. In 2005 he co-authored, with Teo Babun,  The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise, a photographic history of Fidel Castro’s war against Fulgencio Batista, Castro’s assumption of power, and his establishment of a  Stalinist dictatorship in Cuba. Victor recently released his first major work of historical fiction, a series entitled The Unbroken Circle. Book I, The Struggle Begins, was released in July 2013. Book II, Freedom Betrayed, was released in January 2014. Book III, On Freedom’s Shores, will be released in mid-2014

Victor is a resident of Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, Emilia, and three children, Victor Andres, Jr., Gabriela Elena, and Francisco Xavier.



Silvio Canto jr – Cubanos in Wisconsin

Fidel Castro’s Revolution and takeover of Cuba began with rallies, parades, and promises of hope but instead the regime gutted the small nation’s system of enterprise and muzzled the dynamic Cuban culture that people enjoyed during1950’s. All symbols of Democracy and Capitalism were torn down and replaced with “Revolutionary Schools” established by the Communist regime to further enhance and spread their propaganda. Cuba’s religious leaders were excommunicated, imprisoned and murdered.

Traditions like the “Cuban Winter Baseball League” became Fidel’s props, instruments for social and economic control. News about kidnappings, murders and imprisonment of Cubans fighting to overthrow the regime became a part the country’s daily existence. It was clear that human rights had become a fairy tale that existed across the sea, in America.

After the failed United States led invasion at the Bay of Pigs, Castro’s oppressive grip on the island grew unbearable. Silvio watched in horror as his father’s attempt to maintain autonomy repeatedly ended in vain and his mother’s frustration with the new Cuba reached a tipping point.

But, the journey to Freedom would not be an easy one, their experiences along the way taught them to adapt and strengthened their resolve to find a new way of life outside their beloved Cuba. With the support of family and friends the Canto’s discovered and formed a new identity, they became “Cubanos in Wisconsin”

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A glimpse of what is to come from the author’s own mouth: I was born in Eastern Canada to a family of modest means, but with deep roots dating back to the Mayflower. My ancestor in Massachusetts, though, only lasted a couple of weeks before coming into fatal contact with the local inhabitants, but thankfully his children arrived after and propagated profusely.

I studied English Literature at the University of New Brunswick and generally interacted quite well with some much smarter people. Indeed a couple of my profs awarded me their highest marks. But literary criticism is a hard subject in which to get really great marks (especially near the home of Northrup Frye) so I didn’t proceed onto reading the laws. Which may have been a good thing for both me and lawyerin’.

I tried soldiering, but that just proved that I was a bad shot and had a slight problem with authority (since resolved). So I entered the business world and have spent considerable amounts of my own time and other people’s money travelling to fascinating places and meeting interesting people.

After my brother died in the 90’s, I became a prominent infectious disease activist and was interviewed by about every major newspaper, television and  radio station in Canada. We almost caused a downfall of our government by forcing a vote of non-confidence in Parliament and got a billion dollar plus guilt payment to the victims of the disease with which our family members had been criminally afflicted.

Since these days of action, I’ve been active in politics and have become one of those reportedly shady characters that spend their days plotting sedition in smoky rooms. I’ve met any number of prominent political bigwigs, have the confidence of several and commonly get called on to make something happen, get something done or help get someone elected or defeated.

Brian Lloyd French – “I’ve traveled there regularly for the last 10 years and have not spent my time on resorts but with Cubans – most with a story to tell and many with nefarious means of getting around the Castros’ rules. Some are dangerous. And my contacts with Cuban exiles in the US have educated me on the complicated politics that exist with the place as well as with some great vignettes to add to the plot. I’ve even interviewed a Bay of Pigs veteran.

“Mojito reveals some stories about the Castros that have not been told before and Cuban politics are gathering as much attention now as it has at any time in the past. This is a great time for “Mojito”. “

The Book – Mojito

Alec McCaul is a sinister security operative living in Havana, hired by the CIA to do a threat profile on the faltering Cuban regime. He connects with his mission partner, Lucien Ruel, a deadly commando with ulterior motives. Then he runs into his lost flame Kate Adams, now a reporter with CNN. Together, with an heroic Cuban chopper pilot, a street kid and the head of Havana’s mafia, McCaul and Kate dodge Cuba’s security apparatus and find a terrorist camp in the mountains. When a Miami Herald reporter is killed by the Cuban secret police, the White House is in a panic. Over the course of a week Alec and Kate take on the Castro regime, Islamic terrorists, the CIA and barely manage to survive the treacherous outcome.

I will donate 1/4 of my income from sales of Mojito! to las Damas de Blanco, the women in white who protest the imprisonment of their men in Fidel’s jails.