Cuba before Castro is generally said to have been incredibly poverty-ridden and morally backwards. The unemployment rate was very high. Corruption was widespread throughout the government, especially in Havana. In combination with all of this, Cubans were highly oppressed by the government. The dictator at the time, Fulgencio Batista was a dictator backed by the U.S. who used brutality to keep the Cuban people under control. He was forced to use drastic measures to maintain his country. Fidel Castro was a lawyer from the University of Havana who tried to take down Batista through the legal system, which failed. He then turned to more covert tactics. Castro later leads a band a rebels, the “26 July” army, and overthrows dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was backed by the United States government. By doing this, he becomes the leader of the first Communist state located in the Western hemisphere. He wants to deconstruct the capitalist government that was in place and build his regime in the image of the Soviet Union. Relations with the United States quickly disintegrate and Castro strives for a better relationship with the USSR. He also wanted to secure a spot or Cuba in the International Communist Movement (ICM). He did not consider himself Communist but he needed help with Cuba. He then decided to turn communist because the United States would not offer help. Russia, on the other hand, would.
Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 16th, 1926, in Mayari, Cuba. Castro was the illegitimate son of Ángel Castro y Argiz, a wealthy farmer and landowner. Castro reached his full
Fidel Castro, is the well-known dictatorial leader of Cuba for nearly five decades. His leadership has been the focus of international controversy. How is it that a man of this privileged upbringing, became the leader of a socialist revolution in Cuba, brought the world to the brink of destruction, and ultimately became one of the most famous political leaders in the history of Latin America. He was born on a farm in Birán, Cuba near mayañ on August 13, 1926. He received a Jesuit education while attending a boarding school in Havana by the name Colegio de Belen. When he finished high school, he attended the University of Havana. In 1950 he graduated from the university with a degree in law.
Castro was a socialist, a leninist and a marxist. His attitude throughout his “dictatorship” was the way he communicated with the United States on military, trading agreements and politics. As he came to control the country, he made the promise to maintain the Cuban constitution of 1940, a constitution which guaranteed certain individual rights to the citizens of Cuba. Also stating that all of the governmental representatives would be held exactly a year from the day he took control. Despite not actually being in office, Castro was the most important force in regards to the post Batista Government. His full control of the country came when the former prime minister Miro Cardona resigned after a month of work with Castro.
On February 16, 1959 Fidel Castro was sworn in as prime minister of Cuba. Cuba was the first communist state on the west side of the world. Castro has had more than 600 assassination attempts on him. His fight for prime minister of Cuba was not an easy task for him. He had to fight for it. Castro led 160 of his men in a attack on Moncada Barracks. His plan was to take weapons and tell of his revolution from the Barracks radio station, but most of his men died and Castro got arrested and put on trial for trying to overthrow the Cuban government. He argued that he was trying to make a democracy in Cuba but he still got 15 years in prison. Then two years later prime minister Batista let him got because he felt that Castro wouldn’t try attacking the Cuban government again. He later went to his brother Raul in Mexico and planned another attack on the Cuban government, but with only had 81 people to fight with him. On December 2, 1956 his 81 men landed on the Cuban coast. All but Castro, Raul, and ten other were killed or captured. Then they retreated and started guerrilla warfare on the Cuban government and caused
There are many views that people have of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Castro is a figure with opinions on both ends of the spectrum. While he is not worldly popular at this point in his life, he was immensely beneficial to his country. Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba for the past 50 years may not be viewed in the best light, but he did phenomenal things for his people which makes him one of the most undervalued and overlooked political figures.
In 1940 to 1944, communist Fulgencio Batista withheld power as the president of Cuba and then from 1952 to 1959, United States backed dictator until fleeing Cuba because of Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement. Socialist Fidel Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Fidel Castro’s intent was to provide Cuba with an honest democratic government by diminishing the corrupt way in which the country was run, the large role the United States played in the running of Cuba as well as the poor treatment & the living conditions of the lower class.
Ariel Castro grew up in an abusive household with divorced parents. Later down the line when he married his wife, he became abusive to her. Eventually she divorced him, taking custody of their children, and not ending in his favor. Which lead to even more repressed rage and sorrow from Castro, Making him more depressed and lonely. To his upbringings and abusive relationship with his wife, Castro seemed to have a loose interpretation of morality.
Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926 in Buran, Cuba to the parent’s foreigners Angel, and Lina Castro Ruz. He is the son of a successful sugar cane planter. Fidel Castro was known for his athletic skill and for his smarts. He went to
Fidel Castro was the man who successfully removed Batista from his cruel dictatorship. In Castro’s early life, he went to three expensive Catholic schools. He was good at sports, and participated and led camping and climbing exhibitions. Castro fought with the other boys and teachers frequently.
Salvador Castro was born on October 25, 1933 in Boyle Heights, California. Soon after his birth his parents moved to Mexico where he received his childhood education. When he came back to Los Angeles to continue his education he was punished for not knowing English. He went on to attend Cathedral High School in 1952, Los Angeles City College, and graduated Cal State L.A. in 1961. In 1961 he also earned his teaching credentials and obtained a teaching positon at Belmont High. He urged Mexican-American student to run for student government positions as well as pressed them to make campaign speeches in Spanish, at the time this was a big deal which caused a lot of problems. He also founded a nonprofit organization called the Chicano Youth Leadership
For more than 50 years following its independence, Cuba was governed by a succession of elected and authoritarian leaders, culminating with rule of Fulgencio Batista, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1952. Batista ruled as a brutal dictator and was overthrown by resistance groups led by Fidel Castro on January 1, 1959. Castro began his more than 45 years as Cuba’s leader by promising democratic rule, but he quickly began to stifle dissent often by imprisoning or executing opponents. Relations between Castro and the U.S. deteriorated quickly in 1959 and 1960 as he courted the Soviet Union, the U.S.’s adversary in the Cold War, and began confiscating Cuban property owned by U.S. corporations and citizens.
The fight against communism became less important. The United States faced bigger issues when the Cold War ended. As a result to the Cold War present President Obama lifted problems with Cuba. By lifting these problems he made 1 billion dollars in income. Obama felt that such out dated thinking was irrelevant and didn’t make since on rebuilding a democracy in Cuba.
ecently the United States and Cuba have been making news due to a possible reconciling between the two nations. In 2016 President Obama visited the leader of Cuba, Raúl Castro. This was a big deal because he was the first president to visit the country since Calvin Coolidge. Raul Castro took over office following the death of Fidel Castro. Fidel was a strong supporter of the communist party and many of his ideas regarding running Cuba were very radical and not supported by the United States. He was one of the main reasons the United States ended all ties with the country. For many years these two countries have been butting heads and been involved in a power struggle. During Obama's presidency, there was a shift in both the United States
In December 2014, President Obama started restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. Cuba and the United States have been hostile since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, when Fidel Castro overthrew the US-supportedbacked dictator, Fulgencio Batista, and established a Communist regime. The US rejected Castro’s bid for equal economic partnership because they wanted to maintain economic dominance. As such, Castro began seizing US assets, causing back-and-forth actions that culminated in Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy placing an embargo in 1960-61. The embargo was intensified in the 1990s, and attempts to relax sanctions cannot succeed without Congress repealing the laws responsible for the embargo. Despite arguments that it would help fight human rights violations, the US embargo on Cuba should be lifted because of its historic ineffectiveness, the potential economic advantages of a repeal, and the democratic values shown by the popularity of a repeal.