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Bay of Pigs

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Just imagine having to go invade an island country to just over throw there president because he is running a communist government. The United States was coming up with a plan to try and fix this problem that was going on. This island country was Cuba and the person who the United States is trying to over throw is Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro is a communist revolutionary leader and did not like the United States, so the U.S. came up with a plane to invade them and they called it the Bay of Pigs.
In 1959, Fidel Castro started to grow very antagonistic with the United States and their interest. Under the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations they gave the CIA power to come up with a way to ride him of his power. Many different attempts were made, like poisoning him, putting anticommunist groups in Cuba, and also the CIA contacted the mafia so they could assassinate Castro, but in the end none of those planes worked. Many of the upper and middle class started to flee Cuba and went to settle in Florida because of the communist government takeover. The CIA decided to use these Cubans and give them the chance to overthrow Castro.
Word started to spread to all the Cubans that exiled from Cuba on the attempt to take back the island and many of them came to volunteer. A lot of the people who volunteered use to be soldiers in the Batista, the CIA though made sure to keep the Batista cronies out of the top ranks. All the recruits had been sent to Guatemala to receive training and weapons and they name this force the Brigade 2506. April 1961 the 2506 Brigade was all ready to go and then they were moved to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua for final preparations. The dictator of Nicaragua, Luis Somaza asked them to bring back some of Castro ...

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Wilkinson, Stephan. “From the Bay of Pigs, 1961”, Weider History Group, Inc. 2014.
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