YAY Jay, what a wonderful thing you have done for the Black Cubans. You have provided the motivations for the young Cubans who have been in bondage since Castro.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion, known in Hispanic America as La Batalla de Girón, was an unsuccessful military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961. A counter-revolutionary military trained and funded by the United States government’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Brigade 2506 fronted the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (DRF) and intended to overthrow the revolutionary leftist government of President Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado. Launched from Guatemala, the invading force was defeated by the Cuban armed forces, under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro, within three days.
The Cuban Revolution of 1953 to 1959 had seen President Fulgencio Batista, a right-wing ally of the U.S., ousted. He was replaced by a new leftist administration dominated by Castro, which had severed the country’s formerly strong links with the U.S. by expropriating their economic assets and developing links with the Soviet Union, with whom the U.S. was then embroiled in the Cold War. The U.S. government of President Dwight D. Eisenhower was concerned at the direction which Castro’s government was taking, and in March 1960, Eisenhower allocated $13 million to the CIA in order to plan Castro’s overthrow. The CIA proceeded to organize the operation with the aid of the Mafia and various Cuban counter-revolutionary forces, training Brigade 2506 in Mexico. Following his victory in the 1960 United States presidential election, John F. Kennedy was informed of the invasion plan and gave his assent to it.
1,400 paramilitaries, divided into five infantry battalions and one paratrooper battalion, had assembled in Guatemala before setting out for Cuba by boat on 13 April. On 15 April, eight CIA-supplied B-26 bombers attacked Cuban air fields before returning to the U.S., and on the night of 16 April, the main invasion landed at a beach named Playa Girón in the Bay of Pigs, initially overwhelming a local revolutionary militia. The Cuban Army’s counter-offensive was led by Captain José Ramón Fernández, before Castro decided to take personal control of the operation. On 20 April, the invaders finally surrendered, with the majority of troops being publicly interrogated and then sent back to the U.S.
The failed invasion strengthened the position of Castro’s administration, who proceeded to openly proclaim their intention to adopt socialism and strengthen ties with the Soviet Union, leading to the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The invasion was a major embarrassment for U.S. foreign policy, with Kennedy ordering a number of internal investigations. Across much of Latin America, it was celebrated as evidence of the fallibility of U.S. imperialism.
BAY OF PIGS was not the responsibility of the United States; it was the responsibility of the Cuban people to revolt against Castro and communism. The Cubans were cowards, didn’t want to stand up for their rights because Castro deceived them. Hoover was the criminal behind the misinformation of the Bay of Pigs.
Castro brothers joined with other exiles in Mexico to prepare for the overthrow of Batista, receiving training from Alberto Bayo, a leader of Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In June 1955, Fidel met the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who joined his cause. The revolutionaries named themselves the “26th of July Movement”, in reference to the date of their attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953. The yacht Granma arrived in Cuba on 2 December 1956, carrying the Castro brothers and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement.After arriving and exiting the ship, the band of rebels began to make their way into the Sierra Maestra mountains, a range in southeastern Cuba. Three days after the trek began, Batista’s army attacked and killed most of the Granma participants – while the exact number is disputed, no more than twenty of the original eighty-two men survived the initial bloody encounters with the Cuban army and escaped into the Sierra Maestra mountains.
Cuba you have come to the United States and discriminated against your own people. White Cubans and Black Cubans, NO DIFFERENCE THAN discrimination in the United States. Your arrogance has come to a halt, you have picked up the greed of America and allowed yourself to THINK you’re a better breed of Cuban than your dark-skinned Cubans. Oh how its time for your justice. You should be ashamed of the prejudice you have bought into OUR country. Castro continues to neglect her children, put them in food lines with cards, if they run out of food for the week, to bad. She educates her children or work them in the fields of Cuba. YOUNG CUBANS, STAND UP,organize have the courage to “FREE” your country.
My husband is a black cuban my father-in-law fought in the Revolution.
SOULutions for the SOUL