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Zoom Today in history: April 17, 1961 - The Bay of Pigs Invasion (La Batalla de Girón). 
The invasion was an unsuccessful counterrevolutionary military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group Brigade 2506, a counter-revolutionary force trained and funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The invasion was approved by President Kennedy. Brigade 2506 intended to overthrow the revolutionary leftist government of Cuba that took power in the 1959 Cuban revolution. Launched from Guatemala, the invading force was defeated by the Cuban armed forces, under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro, in three days. 
(image: Fidel Castro looking out from a tank while leading the battle at Playa Girón)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

Today in history: April 17, 1961 - The Bay of Pigs Invasion (La Batalla de Girón).

The invasion was an unsuccessful counterrevolutionary military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group Brigade 2506, a counter-revolutionary force trained and funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The invasion was approved by President Kennedy. Brigade 2506 intended to overthrow the revolutionary leftist government of Cuba that took power in the 1959 Cuban revolution. Launched from Guatemala, the invading force was defeated by the Cuban armed forces, under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro, in three days.

(image: Fidel Castro looking out from a tank while leading the battle at Playa Girón)

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

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