Cuban Relations Essay

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Cuban Relations In the year 1959 a politician named Fidel Castro led a revolution against the Cuban government under Fulgencio Batista. Castro used his influence to persuade the Cuban people to fight for him in the revolution against Batista’s government. With the people on his side, Castro successfully overthrew the Cuban government and was eventually elected President. These people believed in Castro, and that he would make Cuba a better place to live and work in. Once Fidel Castro had control, he named himself dictator for life and made Cuba a socialist nation who openly embraced communism. Cuba became the only communist nation in the Eastern Hemisphere. As a result of this new socialist regime many Cubans fled to the United…show more content…
Timeline of The Embargo on Cuba 1961 The Bay of Pigs Invasion 1962 The Missiles of October Crisis 1963 February 8. The Kennedy administration prohibits travel to Cuba and makes financial and commercial transactions with Cuba illegal for U.S. Citizens. 1964 July 26. The Organization of American States (OAS) adopts mandatory sanctions against Cuba, requiring all members to sever diplomatic and trade relations. Only Mexico refuses to comply. 1975 July 28. The Organization of American States (OAS) votes to end political and economic sanctions against Cuba. This opens the way for each member nation to determine for itself if wants to have diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba, which many had already begun to establish. August 21. The U.S. announces that it will allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies to sell products in Cuba, and that it would no longer penalize other nations for trade with Cuba. 1977 March 19. U.S. President Carter drops the ban on travel to Cuba and on U.S. citizens spending dollars in Cuba. 1979 January 1. Cuban-Americans are permitted to visit their families in Cuba. More than 100,000 visit in the coming year. June 19. In the U.S., Rep. Ted Weiss (D-NY) introduces unsuccessful legislation to end the U.S. trade blockade against Cuba and
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