Throughout 1960, Cuba was faced with tough challenges and a movement to help separate themselves from the United States. On July 22, 1960, Cuba nationalized all sugar factories owned by the United States. For Cuba this was one of the first movements to separate Cuba’s economy from the US. This only angered the United States and they wanted Fidel Castro out of office in Cuba’s government, so they tried to take matters into their own hands. In August 1960, the United States’s CIA recruited a former FBI agent to sell mobsters poison pills, that they would later give to Fidel Castro. This would be an effort to kill Castro in his first year in office for Cuba. After many tries of trying to poison Castro’s food, the United States failed their mission. Later on September 17, Castro nationalized all US banks in Cuba. This move wanted to end economic destabilization. After Castro’s first year of presidency was up, opponents ran against him. On October 13, these opponents were executed for trying to overthrow the Castro regime. One of the men killed was an American citizen. This caused the relationship of Cuba and the United States to turn rocky. So on October 19, United States president Dwight Eisenhower placed an embargo on exports going to Cuba besides medical supplies and certain food. This embargo made Cuba expand relations with the Soviet Union to ge...
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...appens in Cuba. Castro places a barrier of cactuses along the northeastern section of Cuba to stop citizens from escaping and then going to the United States. For history of Cuba in the beginning of 1962 started off badly with the Catholic Church. On January 3, 1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro. This excommunication happened because Cuba was and supported Communist governments.
All throughout the years, Cuba managed to cause many bad things but also a very few good things. In 1960, Cuba nationalized all businesses but Castro executed some US citizens. In 1961, Cuba severed all relations with the United States and had an invasion from the United States but Castro received the Lenin Peace Prize. Lastly in 1962, Castro was excommunicated by Pope John XXIII. Cuba’s history in 1960, 1961, and 1962 was primarily bad but some good things happened for them.
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