47. 1/7/1959

“JAN 7, 1959: Washington officially recognizes the new government; in a memo to the President [Dwight D. Eisenhower], John Foster Dulles [Secretary of State] states, ‘The Provisional Government appears free from Communist taint and there are indications that it intends to pursue friendly relations with the United States.’ Early the next day, [Fidel] Castro’s victory caravan finally reaches Havana, and the new regime takes charge.”

“The Bay of Pigs Invasion/Playa Giron: A Chronology of Events,” The National Security Archive, NSArchive2.gwu.edu

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