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Feb 16: Today in History Feature

Feb 16 history

After defeating the forces of President Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba this day in history, Feb 16, 1959, and transformed the island country into the Western Hemisphere’s first communist state. The United States attempted to assassinate Castro hundreds of times, as well as trying to overthrow him in 1961 at the Bay of Pigs invasion which […]

The plight of Cuba, communism’s failure

Cuba plight

Cubans have taken to the streets in recent days, protesting against their authoritarian government and demanding immediate change.  Complications of electrical power shortages, economic hardships, food scarcities, and insufficient medical responses are all unfolding in Cuba as the island’s people struggle with impacts of both U.S. foreign policy and the pandemic. What the People Want On […]

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