Research Blog by Jorge L. García Vázquez.How East Germany exported its repressive Stasi security system to Cuba:
"The Havana-Berlin Connection: State Secrets and Notes on the Collaboration between the Stasi and MININT"
(East Germany had a major role in building up Cuban counterintelligence as well as its foreign intelligence services, providing training for decades ... right up to the final days of East Germany,” Chris Simmon, U.S. counterintelligence officer and expert on Cuban intelligence)
My wife Joan and I completed our J. S. Bach “Pilgrimage” in late November, 2011, travelling to the various locations where he lived and worked. Our first stop was his birthplace Eisenach where he attended the same school as Martin Luther – but about two centuries later. Then came Ohrdruf, where he lived from age 9 to 15 with his eldest brother, J. C. Bach, also an organist and composer, with whom he studied the organ – both its music and its maintenance and construction. Bach then was capellmeister, organist or court musician in a variety of locations, namely Arnstadt, Mühlhausen, Weimar, and Köthen before moving to Leipzig for his last 23 years. http://thecubaneconomy.com/articles/2011/12/johann-sebastian-bach-the-%E2%80%9Cstasi%E2%80%9D-and-cuba/