Michael Bustamante is an associate professor of history at the University of Miami. At the time of filming, he was a doctoral student in the Department of History at Yale University and a research associate for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., a position he held from 2006-2009. He collaborated on a number of policy reports and participated in fact-finding trips to Bolivia, Brazil, and Cuba. Bustamante received his BA from Yale University. In 2005, he was a visiting student researcher at the Institute of Cuban History in Havana, Cuba. He is also co-author of “Buena Vista Solidarity and the Axis of Aid: Cuban and Venezuelan Public Diplomacy,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, March 2008.
Bustamante’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba