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Today in Latin American History

Fulgencio Batista Appointed Himself as the “Provisional President” in 1952

Fulgencio Batista Appointed Himself as the “Provisional President” in 1952

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Today in Latin American history, Fulgencio Batista led a successful coup in Cuba and appointed himself as the “provisional president” in 1952.

Known as El Hombre, Batista saw an opportunity to run for President again but as election day approached, Batista was a distant third.

Hence the coup d’etat, where Batista took by force what Cuban voters were about to deny him.

Batista was in office until the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

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