The Cuba Libre Story

The BEST episodes of The Cuba Libre Story

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

This documentary series recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters and Cold War political machinations.

Last Updated: 9/21/2021Network: Netflix
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Moments of Transition
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8.60
10 votes

#1 - Moments of Transition

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/8/2016

In the series finale, the end of the Cold War brings the country's isolation to a close.

Secrets and Sacrifices
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8.44
9 votes

#2 - Secrets and Sacrifices

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2016

In the 1980s, Cubans flee their restrictive country, cocaine finds its way into the government, and socialism in Europe collapses.

Of Soviets and Saviors
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8.40
10 votes

#3 - Of Soviets and Saviors

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2016

Fidel Castro nationalizes U.S. interests and aligns himself with Russia, leading the CIA to attempt an assassination.

Making Heroes
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8.00
10 votes

#4 - Making Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/8/2016

Fidel Castro's brutal dictatorship and leftist reforms divide the country.

War and Sugar
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7.83
12 votes

#5 - War and Sugar

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/8/2016

Sugar production on the island flourishes, but the country's relations with the United States sours, and military strongman Fulgencio Batista solidifies his power.

A Ragtag Revolution
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7.78
9 votes

#6 - A Ragtag Revolution

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/8/2016

In December 1959, rebel forces led by Fidel and Raul Castro and Che Guevara topple the corrupt Batista regime.

Gangster's Paradise
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7.20
10 votes

#7 - Gangster's Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/8/2016

During Prohibition, the Mafia becomes a powerful presence on the island and gains a stranglehold on the successful gambling industry.

Breaking Chains
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7.18
11 votes

#8 - Breaking Chains

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/8/2016

The documentary series that chronicles the history of Cuba begins with an examination of the native Cubans, Spanish invaders and the introduction of slavery.