Antonio Núñez Jiménez
Núñez was born in Alquízar, Havana Province. In 1950, he received his first doctorate from the University of Havana, and later received a second doctorate from the Lomonosov University of Moscow. In 1954, he authored Geography of Cuba, that replaced Levi Marrero’s Geografia de Cuba as a standard educational text in Cuba.
Núñez served as captain in the revolutionary forces of Che Guevara. After former rebel commander Humberto Sorí Marin was executed in April 1961, he took over the position of Minister of Agrarian Reform.
Núñez died on September 13, 1998. His work is highly respected in Cuban government circles.
- Nuñez Jimenez, Antonio, 1959, Geografía de Cuba. Lex. Havana.
- Marrero, Levi, 1981, 5th edition "Geografia de Cuba" La Moderna Poesia, Coral Gables Florida.