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Fidel Castro, Regime Change and American Imperialism 1956-61








Fidel Castro successfully deposed the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It quickly became apparent to the Americans that Castro wouldn’t be another patsy like Batista. 649 more words


Dave Bautista Is A Stone Cold Badass In The Official Trailer For 'Bushwick'

It was way back in January when the first couple of clips dropped for Dave Bautista’s upcoming film Bushwick. Since then, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 224 more words


The Spanish Pearl Part Four : Batista, Castro, Eisenhower, and the Laying off of Cuba

We concluded previously with a discussion of mounting economic tensions in Cuba as American protectionism further imperiled an already gluttonous over-production of cane sugar, damaging demand and thus widening the income gap among Cubans.   1,487 more words

Brazil's audit court to use Batista's plea deal in case against JBS

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s audit court decided on Wednesday to include terms of a plea deal by JBS SA shareholder Joesley Batista in proceedings that may request reimbursement of possible losses to the Brazilian treasury from financing the acquisition of U.S. 9 more words

The Spanish Pearl Part Three : Sugary Sweet Good Neighbor Policy But Hardly 'Golden Years'

Continuing with our discussion of Cuba, American dominance throughout the island was palpable through the 1920s.  Nonetheless, trade deficits and the stock market crash of 1929 left the United States grasping for protectionism in the… 1,087 more words

How to Fix WWE

This may be the most talented WWE roster in quite some time. When you look at the people comprising the roster, there’s talent all around: AJ Styles, Shinskue Nakumara, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, The Miz, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, Bray Wyatt, and, yes, even Roman Reigns. 747 more words


Brazil Plunges Into Fresh Political Crisis After Temer "Hush Money" Recordings Emerge; Market Crashes

..Readers may recall that in a delightfully ironic case study of political irony and power vacuum, Eduardo Cunha, the conservative Brazilian political leader who led the push in 2016 to oust Dilma Rousseff, was sentenced in March to more than 15 years in prison himself, when a Brazil judge found him guilty of corruption, money laundering and illegally sending money abroad… Joseley Batista recorded the discussion with Temer about hush money the executive paid to Cunha, …When Batista told Temer he was paying Cunha to remain silent, the president was recorded saying, “You need to keep that up, okay?” 1,081 more words