In April 1961, Cuban exiles that were trained by the CIA and military forces, landed on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. Their mission was to over throw the Cuban leader Fidel Castro. This mission was a major failure many men getting killed and even more were taken in as prisoners of war. Who was to blame for this disaster? The CIA were planning this even before president Kennedy was even in office, but Kennedy was the president at the time the mission was in its final stage and close to happening. The CIA before anyone really knew what was happening came up with the plan to train Cuban exiles to take over Castro so his communist plan would be over. Some say that Nixon president at the time Castro took over came up with this idea of using Cubans against Castro. Soon the CIA started planning this mission. Soon later the first anti-Castro plan came up in meeting. Soon after that the CIA had already gathered groups that had already formed an Anti-Castro group and brought them together with other groups. For many reason though the group that was now formed had to train but couldn’t do it on American soil so the Cubans and other world powers wouldn’t think we were starting a war, so they took it to Guatemala were they formed their guerilla training camps. The time it took for the CIA to train all of these groups, Castro continued to get stronger as he was getting closer to the Soviet Union, and they were strengthening his hold on the island. CIA thought now with that power we were going to have to use direct military forces. The new plan now was to train 60 exiles with higher training and train the rest with the basic military training needed. After explaining the plan now to the Special Group of a shoreline attack and an airstrike on to destroy Castros air fields and planes to make the fight a little easier on the Exiles and hopefully the Militia would later come help. As President Kennedy came to office the plan was still going strong and the CIA said it was a matter of time until Castros regime Collapsed. The president went on to tell the CIA that the plan was still a go ahead. He said this because the Chiefs report said that the plan had a high success rate, even though they knew the plan had a low chance of being successful. A month passed of Kennedy being in office and the plan the CIA had come up with started to flow and gain momentum, but the president of Guatemala wanted the Cuban exiles out of his country by the end of April. The plan the CIA had come up with now had to be done sooner rather than later and there was nowhere else to put the people they trained, and that was to put them back into Cuba. Kennedy was in a hard spot now if he was to call of the whole operation and cancel the plan of the CIA he didn’t know if he would be able to get all the weapons we them have back. The CIA kept reporting positive feedback about the brigade’s morale and calling this off would demoralize them. Pressuring the President even more the CIA told Kennedy that soon Castro would be receiving Soviet built jets and that would ruin the whole mission.…
every day, is Spain. The main reason why this country has allowed the entry and residence of a larger number of Cuban immigrants is because approximately 65% of Cuban people comes from Spanish ancestors. As I have the opportunity to live in Spain and Cuba, I have been able to learn and perceive with my eyes the considerable differences in these two countries. However, some similarities between them can be seen clearly.
One of the most important and significant facts of comparison, in relation to the…
I would like to bring to your attention the last resolution voted by the General Assembly of the United Nations which asks our country to lift the economic embargo on Cuba. This twenty-first resolution related to the embargo on Cuba shows that more and more countries show their support to the Cuban regime, which puts pressure on the American diplomacy. The resolution was approved by 188 votes, and the representatives of different countries, including some of our strongest…
give the Cuban government what they want and remove the embargo.
* If the embargo was lifted the living standards in Cuba would not increase, on the other hand the government would put all the money in its pocket because it’s a communist country.
* As Jeff Jacoby has stated in column titled "Lift Embargo on Cuba? Not So Fast,"
“Rewarding the dictators who keep Cuba in chains is not the way to set Cubans free."
* Because of Castor’s old age, new leader will be emerging soon. The…
WHAT CUBA HAS ACHIEVED
Interpreting the pluses and minuses of Cuba’s revolutionary experience can
be controversial, because Cuba is an inherently politicized topic.
The achievements (see Keen and Haynes, 2000: 447–448) are very impressive
and very real: By 1990, unemployment had been virtually wiped out;
Cuba’s rate was the lowest in Latin America. Income distribution is also the
fairest in Latin America. Rents were limited right after the revolution to 10
percent of one’s income. There…
The CIA organised a uprising of the Cuban exiles at the bay of pigs in April 1961
The USA banned all trade with Cuba in the autumn of 1960
Fidel Castro nationalised all industry in July 1961
Khrushchev announces that he will protect Cuba by any means necessary against the USA.
Khrushchev placed missiles on Cuba in order to test Kennedy. This was because Kennedy was a new, young president so announced in September 1961 to see if he could threaten him. Khrushchev…
reaction to the Cuban revolution?
At first Eisenhower ignored it as he was “too busy”, after I became clear that Cuba was nationalist and had claimed foreign oil refineries. Over 1billion dollars’ worth. Eisenhower placed a trade embargo and started training Cuban exiles to be revolutionary terrorists. It was devastating and caused immense enmity, exiles trained to invade in Guatemala, plan presented to new president JFK he agreed, CIA mislead him. JFK had the sense to cover up US involvement.
A budget is a short-term financial plan of income and expenses expected over a certain period of time (usually one year) used to achieve a business objective. Budgets regarded as a control method have the potential to help organizations and their members reach their goals. Budget control offers several advantages to managers.
The main benefit is that it coordinates activities across departments and aligns them towards shared objectives. Budget enhances resources allocation since…
* John Paul Jones II: pope used his fame to draw to the sufferings
* Heroic figure; kind of Communist
* Solidarity: dock workers’ union
* Soviet Leadership: crackdown on the dock worker’s leadership
* Brezhnev Doctrine: Communist version of the Truman Doctrine (containment of Communism)
* Could have been the justification for the Soviets crushing the Hungarian uprising in 1986
* 1968: Prague Spring
* 1979: End of détente when Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan…
coverage that was nominated for an Overseas Press Club award in the United States in 2010; " Have a cigar: Cuba and Europe to write a business plan"; Thu, Feb 20 01:25 AM EST 2014; http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA1J0AE20140220?feedType=RSS&irpc=932 BRUSSELS (Reuters) -
Eleven months before Barack Obama's historic handshake with Raul Castro, Europe staged its own show of friendliness with Cuba. While little noticed, this gesture may end up doing far more to end the communist island's isolation…
May 5, 2013
Sanctions on Cuba
Cuba is a communist country currently under the rule of Raul Castro. As of now, the United States has rules against traveling to and trading with Cuba. Fidel Castro put these in place a little over fifty years ago. Back then there was a need for these rules, especially because of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which was part of the Cold War. There were many disagreements, but those have been surpassed over time and no longer pose an…