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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
House of the Scorpion

This book is inspired (at least partly) by Cuba before the Revolution.

  • El Patron is based on Fulgencio Batista.
    • Think about it; he's poor, had siblings die, and eventually is the dictator of a country controlled by organised crime. Batista was from a poor family, had a brother die from TB, and is notorious for practically handing Havana over to the Mafia. Both seem nice and are backed by the US.

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