Revolucion cubana

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Cuban Revolution and part of Castro’s regime

Fidel Castro, a young lawyer from el Partido Ortodoxo led an uprising in 1953 against Batista’s government. On July 26th of the same year he led anattack on the Moncada Barracks but he did not succeed. He did manage to kill many soldiers but he was then sentenced to 15 years in prison. Three years later he was freed from prison and he went intoexile to Mexico where he met Ernesto or Che Guevara. While he was in Mexico he had the chance of organizing the 26th of July movement to topple Batista’s government. Castro’s men arrived to the easterncoast of Cuba were they were slowly defeated and taken down by Batista’s forces. Castro’s ideal on defeating Batista was not dead yet. He then began a guerilla campaign. After some years of fightingbetween Castro’s armed guerilla and Batista’s army, no concrete advance was seen. United States then decided to impose a trade restriction on Batista’s government and asked Batista to leave the countryon his own will. Batista then decided to flee Cuba on January 1st 1959. Castro then gained control over the country. He decided to execute anyone who was against his regime and the revolution and as aresult many Cubans fled the country.
During Castro’s government, citizens were subjected to complete control and they were obliged to follow his direction at all cost. Labor unions were prohibitedto prevent rise in wages and disrupting Castro’s communist ways. By 1960 several radio and television stations and newspapers had been closed and shut down, teachers were also instructed to teach thegovernment’s ideals in class and if not they were purged. Slowly, Castro’s communist government was taking complete control over the sugar producing island. Relations between the United States andCuba declined rapidly as the Cuban government, due to the refusal of Royal Dutch Shell, Standard Oil and Texaco to refine petroleum from the Soviet Union in Cuban refineries under their control,...
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