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    dictatorship government as a result of the Cuban Revolution. He aquired power "almost at the precise moment when the Soviet Union acquired both the capability and willingness to underwrite the survival of a revolution 6,000 miles from its border and 90 miles from the United States". The Soviet Union had not only backed Castro economically, but had established political ties with Cuba. In response to this development, President Eisenhower ordered a secret mission to train Cuban exiles to invade…

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    Many of those who write about the Cuban Revolution have credited him as being the soul of the revolution (Valdés 27). His rhetoric in History Will Absolve Me is partly a testament to that sentiment. As stated, the speech largely outline the goals Castro hoped the revolution would accomplish and his reasoning for trying to seize Moncada. Still, the language that he employs in this speech is similar to rhetoric that he used decades forward. This speech did not gain instant attention, but its…

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    Fulgencio Batista stared his rule on October 10, 1940 by being elected President of Cuba. He served until his termed ended in 1944. During his last year he introduced taxes to help America and their war efforts. Cubans did not like this because many of them were poor (history). After his term, Batista went to America only to return in 1952. He tried to run for President once again but was defeated. Upset by his defeat, he led a military coup. A military coup is a military force that carries out…

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    Although it certainly contributed to the overall conflict, ideology was not the main concern that brought about the Cuban Missile Crisis but rather the threat of national security that it imposed on the US, Cuba and Soviet Union. The reason the crisis occurred was due to distinct differences in views on how society should be run and not simply based on rivalry amongst the superpowers. The US believed in democracy, and due to Soviet influence, Cuba supported a communist regime. It is undeniable…

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    of time. Rebellion and gender roles are two themes that are extremely important to Latin America and their history. The Cuban Revolution, was a rebellion which started in 1953. It began with the attack at Santiago de Cuba’s military barrack and continued on for seven years. It was an armed rebellion led by Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, who were against the government of Cubans dictator Feuljencio Batista. The Castro’s were put in prison and then deported to Mexico. During their time in Mexico,…

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    role on The Cuban Communist Revolution. Not only many of them fought in The Revolution, but also some of them took leadership roles. Vilma Espín, Tete Puebla, Celia Sánchez, Melba Hernández and Haydée Santamaría, were some of the leaders and heroines that fought hand by hand with Fidel Castro, who believed that: “The day must come when we have a Party of men and women, and a leadership of men and women, and a State of men and women, and a Government of men and women.” After the revolution, the…

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    There was a time that Cuba was undergoing an economic crisis. Fidel did not seem to have any grit to overcome this trouble. Cubans then became furious but Fidel soon realized that this was damaging his rule in office and fixed the economic struggle that Cuba was going through (“History of Latin America”). He once had the Title of Premier until 1976, then he was president of the…

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    Every time I heard or read the words “communism” and “socialism”, I cannot avoid to think about my beautiful country Cuba and how it fixed some broken things, but at the same it destroyed so many others, where the Cubans had no other option than to abandon their families and emigrate searching for a better future. As I was reading the extracts from John Pomfret, Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China, I kept coming back to the same memories from my childhood in Cuba and…

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    Guantanamo In Cuba

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    actual name of the prison is called Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. Guantanamo Bay is also a United States Naval Base. The United States first acquired the territory by seizing it from the Cubans during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The United States’ ultimate goal was to prevent fighting between the Cubans, to protect U.S. economic interests and to hold free elections in order to establish a new and legitimate government. Five years later, the U.S. and Cuba signed a lease, giving Guantanamo…

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    Fidel Castro Relationship

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    In the beginning of his presidency he was a very good leader making many reforms to improve cuban life while keeping the american plantation owners in cuba happy. However he became increasingly unpopular when he rigged elections to surround himself by army heads and political friends. One of these very unhappy people was fidel castro, a popular…

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