Today in Latin American History
U.S. Recognized New Cuban Government in 1959
Today in Latin American history, the United States recognized the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro in 1959.
Only six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. officials recognize the new provisional government of the island nation.
Despite fears that Fidel Castro might have communist leanings, the U.S. government believed that it could work with the new regime and protect American interests in Cuba.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Alfonso Soriano who plays for the Chicago Cubs was born in 1976
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan baseball player Francisco Rodriguez who pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers was born in 1982