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You’d have to have been sleeping under a stack of tobacco leaves if you haven’t heard that great changes are taking place in Cuba. Recently, Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for the past fifty-plus years has died, and the United States and Cuba have taken steps to normalize relations. 657 more words
On this day in 1961, a CIA-backed counter-revolutionary force began the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba.
Since the onset of the Cold War, the United States had made it that nation’s duty to battle the rise of global communism, and nowhere was this more important than around its borders. 519 more words
Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista seized power March 1952, proclaiming himself president and labeling his governing system “disciplined democracy”. While Batista had some popular support when he canceled presidential elections, many Cubans came to see the administration as a one-man dictatorship. 753 more words