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Name: Mallin, Jay (1927-)

Historical Note:

Jay Mallin (b. 1927) is a journalist who has covered Cuban events and politics since the 1950s, as well as Nicaragua, Angola, and Grenada, where Fidel Castro was also involved in conflicts.

Mallin was born in New York City to American parents but was raised in Havana, Cuba. He received an A.B. in journalism from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida in 1949. After graduation he began working at the English-language Havana Herald, and in 1956, he began working full-time at Time where he covered events during the Castro-led Cuban Revolution. During Mallin's career as a journalist, he contributed to many publications, such as New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami News, Wall Street Journal, and others. Mallin also contributed his knowledge as journalist and political correspondent as a research scientist at the University of Miami's Center for Advanced Studies, where he edited several books. During the 1980s, Mallin was the News Director at Radio Martí in Washington, D.C.

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