The goal of this free and nonpartisan web site is to make it easy for visitors to understand a bit of Cuban history and to add sunlight to the U.S. embargo of Cuba and related events and actions.
This searchable database, in timeline format, begins on April 15, 1865 when Andrew Johnson became the 17th U.S. president (we have added when the Presidents have taken office for historical perspective). It then includes the first large scale war for Cuban independence (October 10, 1868), the Castro regime's January, 1959 takeover of Cuba, the 1960 U.S. embargo, the April 15, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the October, 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and other events.
he database includes over 600 sourced quotes from government officials, journalists, authors, and others, and contains links to related documents and videos.
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Fidel & Fidel Castro
Bay of Pigs
Pro or for strengthening embargo
Con or for weakening embargo
Eisenhower & Dwight Eisenhower
Jose Marti & Marti
Socialists & communists