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To: nopardons
There always seems to be a lot of bad historical data out there about castro and his "revolution", I thought this may help clear things up a bit.

There is also a whole lot to blame to lay on Cuba's aristocracy, and their disdain for "El Negro" Batista, and his ex-maid First Lady; they supported Castro's revolution.

Another thing that people do not seem to know is the fact that there were several groups fighting against Batista at the time, and that Castro literally stole his victory from another insurgent group.



13 posted on 07/25/2003 7:47:50 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (I am la Cuba libre.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Yes, I know. I was alive and old enough to understand the news reports, that I read in the papers and what I watched on T.V., at the time, though of course, so much of it WAS biased.
18 posted on 07/25/2003 7:59:55 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Luis Gonzalez
There is also a story that Castro tried to commit suicide just before Batista capitulated. The doctor who treated him wrote about it.
22 posted on 07/25/2003 8:04:26 PM PDT by sine_nomine (I am pro-choice...the moment the baby has a choice.)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
There is also a whole lot to blame to lay on Cuba's aristocracy, and their disdain for "El Negro" Batista, and his ex-maid First Lady; they supported Castro's revolution. Another thing that people do not seem to know is the fact that there were several groups fighting against Batista at the time, and that Castro literally stole his victory from another insurgent group.

Castro, however, did keep his cards very close to his chest.

My father figured him out from the start. My mother thought he was the greatest thing since Clark Gable......until he threw my maternal grandfather into the Cuban Gulag as a political prisoner.

In 1959, my uncle was fighting with Castro against the two-bit thug Batista as Castro had promised to restore the Constitution of 1940.

On April 17, 1961, after Castro had showed his true colors, that same uncle has hitting the beach at Playa Giron with Brigada 2506 to fight against Castro.

Cuba's trust in Castro may have been naive but Cuba's disdain for Fulgencio Batista, who betrayed the Cuban Constitution of 1940, was fully justified.

32 posted on 07/25/2003 9:37:34 PM PDT by Polybius
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