Thursday, June 9, 2011

Brief Timeline

In 1988, Orlando Bosch's wife, Adriana D. Bosch, published a book ('Orlando Bosch: The Man I Know') which included a brief timeline of important events in Orlando's life. Below is a portion of that timeline relevant to this blog, including one important date found in Enrique Encinosa's (1994) book 'Cuba at War: History of the Anti-Castro Opposition 1959-1993' related to Bosch's group, MIRR.
  • 1960 - Upon his exile Orlando Bosch is appointed General Coordinator of the Insurrectional Movement of Revolutionary Recovery (MIRR). Bosch obtains help from the United States for those men who continue fighting in the Escambray [Mountains of Cuba].
  • 1963 - On August 15, MIRR completes their first aerial attack on Cuba causing incendiary damage to Central Cunagua. Additional attacks follow on August 18th and September 8th. (Encinosa, 1994)
  • 1964 - Bosch is arrested and jailed on five occasions by Federal Courts for his anti-Castro activities.
  • 1968 - Bosch creates the group El Poder Cubano/The Cuban Power. In the month of October he is found guilty of firing a bazooka at the Polish cargo ship "Polanica." He is sentenced to 10 years in prison, four of which are at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.
  • 1972 - Bosch receives conditional release from prison and returns to Miami.

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