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Today in Latin American History

Fulgencio Batista Bombed a Revolt During the Cuban Revolution in 1957

Today in Latin American history, Fulgencio Batista bombed the revolt in Cienfuegos during the Cuban Revolution in 1957.

The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement and its allies against the government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.

The revolution began in July 1953, and finally ousted Batista in January 1959, replacing his government with Castro’s revolutionary state.

The revolution had major domestic and international repercussions; in particular, it reshaped Cuba’s relations with the United States, which continues to maintain an embargo against Cuba as of 2013.

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