Though Cuba's communist leaders remain at odds with the U.S. 50 years later, both governments have eased their policies, allowing more interaction between Cubans on either side of the Florida Straits.
For Julio Castro, the Cold War still remains, the mission he wanted to accomplish only half complete. The family is reunited, though in a different country than they had hoped to be.
"My brother and me, we made peace," he says. "We made peace with each other because we are family. There is no tension because there is love."
Julio and Jose de Castro are featured in the upcoming documentary by Javier Aparisi, "La Crisis de los Misiles en Miami," ''The Cuban Missile Crisis in Miami." More information can be found online at: http://www.misilesdeoctubre.com