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Cuba and Fulgencio Batista 1933 - 1958
An uprising known as the "Revolt of the Sergeants," on September 4, 1933 Fulgencio Batista and a group of followers took over the Cuban government.
General Fulgencio Batista was a Cuban military officer and politician. Batista was the de facto military leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940 and became President of Cuba in 1940 by vote, Supported by a coalition of political parties, which included the old Cuban communist Party, he defeated his rival Ramon Grau in the first presidential election under the new Cuban constitution. While in office, Batista did somewhat succefully for himself and the people of Cuba until 1944 when he lost presidential election to Ramon Grau.
1948 while living in Daytona Beach, Florida, Batista ran for and won a seat in the Cuban Senate. Four years later, he ran for president, but polls showed he was going to lose and was still in last place. Not expected to win, Batista staged a coup.
March 10, 1952, almost twenty years after the Revolt of the Sergeants, Batista took over the government once more, this time against elected Cuban president Carlos Prío Socarrás. The coup took place three months before the upcoming elections that he was sure to lose. Also running in that election (for a different office) was a young attorney named Fidel Castro. On March 27 Batista's government was formally recognised by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
Shortly after this recognition, batista declared that, although he was completely loyal to Cuba's constitution of 1940, constitutional guarantees would have to be temporarily suspended, as well as the right to strike. Batista proclaimed a new constitutional code of 275 articles, claiming that the 'democratic and progressive essence' of the 1940 Constitution was preserved in the new law.
1952 through 1958 Batista did every thing in his powers to sell Cuba and the Cuban People. "All" of Cuba's main resources (sugar, cocoa, and tobacco) were privately owned by foriegners. Mass money was being made by foriegners, mostly U.S. politicians and Chicago mobsters, and the Cuban citizens got poorer and poorer. Much of Cuba's soil, batista practcally sold and or gave away as favors in unlawful transactions.
The province of Havana, capital of Cuba became a hell of criminal activities. Sin city Havana was created by Batista to generate billions of dollars in co-ops with organize crime families from the U.S. ranging from dirty Washington D.C. politicians to members of the Chicago mob. Cuban citizens just got poorer.
The city of Havana was a haven of daily crimes. Gambling, prostitution, drugs, killings, and all types of illegal activities began a crime wave across Cuba. Cuba served as hide outs for wanted dangerous U.S. fugitives. Many young Cuban girls were exploited and enslaved to prostitution for the Hotel Casinos. For all this havoc Batista was causing, the Cuban citizens started supporting non-commie Fidel and a Revolution. Support from the citizens is what made the Revolution possible in 1958.
After staging a successful coup in 1952, Batista ran unopposed in an election in 1954, and ruled the nation until handing over power on the last day of 1958, the reason given for that event being the political unrest caused mostly by a multi-faction, mainly-student, opposition insurgency. Fidel Castro's guerrilla movement was one of the groups involved in this Cuban Revolution.
Fulgencio Batista was more of a gangster to Cuba than a leader.
1933 (Sept. 4) – a motley group of people come together to oppose the government; they needed some troops; Batista offers to organize the troops; Batista seizes presidential power: they occupied the main military barracks. Thus began an 11 year Batisa dictatorship.
1935 – Fulgencio Batista’s power grows, he is more gangster than leader.
1936 – prohibition is over; Lansky looking for new territory to make money; Luciano still gives the orders (even from prison)
1944 – Batista holds elections. Lansky is the go-between. The US government goes through Lansky to tell Batista to hold a free election. He did and he lost the election.
1946 – Dewey pardons Luciano for what he did for the nation in WWII. Luciano promised to go to Italy, but he went to Cuba instead. He set up a house in suburban Havana.
1946 (November) – Batista still advises and helps the mob, with a house just blocks away from the house of Luciano. Mob conference held at the Hotel Nacional. Among the attendees were Trafficante Jr, Joe Adonis, Frank Costello, Luciano. And tagging along was Frank Sinatra. The conference crowns Luciano as king in Cuba.
1946 Dec – Batista plots his return to power in Cuba. Mafia guys get together for a conference. Sinatra entertains the top dogs. Who was going to invest in Cuba? How do we deal with problems in New York?
Bugsy Siegel had fallen out of favor because he was wasting money in Las Vegas. A contract goes out for Siegel who uses Cuba as a base for the narcotics trade.
1947 (Feb) – the government learns that Luciano is not in Italy, as he promised. A Cuban newspaper ran a story on Luciano. The federal narcotic agency arrested Luciano and then deported him.
1947 –Batista returns to Cuba. Behind the scenes he works to overthrow the government. He cancels the June 1st election.
1952 – Batista returns to Cuba. He controls gambling. Cuban casinos got a reputation for cheating. The Razzel Dazzle game was a real big scandal. In the game they would let the customers win early, but when all their money was on the table, the customer would start losing. batista eventually closed it down. The Mafia funded airline companies to help transport narcotics.
Lansky is appointed advisor on gambling reform. The mob now had one of their own in the Cuban government. The military and police kept the average Cubans in their places.
Hollywood loved Cuba. There were beautiful women, great music, and glamour. But the people of Cuba were not sharing in all this.
Batista centralized power personally. He would receive kick-backs from the casinos via the mob. Some casinos paid 10 percent, others 30 percent to Batista.
Cuba's casinos in the 1950's were generating millions of dollars into the hands of corrupted U.S. politicians, Chigago mobsters, and Fulgencio Batista's personal pockets. Nothing for the Cuban citizens.
Its believed that the Lansky families owned much of Cuba from unjust and illegal transactions with Batista. Much of Cuba was sold, by Batista, to foriegn commercial interest and the Cuban citizens got poorer.
Cuba and Fidel Castro 1952
March 10, 1952, Fidel Castro and other presidential candidates were "cheated" out of an "open and free election in Cuba" when Batista took over the Cuban goverment by force.
1953, Fidel led the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, after which he was captured, tried, incarcerated and later released.
In 1959, Fidel Castro "led" the revolution overthrowing Fulgencio Batista. With the support of many Cubans and anti communist rebels, Fidel Castro was able to enter Havana without firing a shot from his pistol. Fidel Castros troops called July26 Movement was supported by many many anti communist Cuban rebels which the Fidel Castro regime later betrays and murders. Fidel Castro along with his brother Raul were not fully responsible for the ousting of dictator Fulgencio Batista from Cuba.
The socialist Castro regime and Soviet socialist governments began to secretly and in a surreptitious fashion build bases in Cuba for a number of medium- and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles (MRBMs and IRBMs) with the ability to destroy most of the continental United States. A United States U-2 photo reconnaissance plane captured photographic proof and confirmed the presence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba and pointing directly towards the United States of America. See Wikipedia
1965, Fidel Castro "organized and appoints himself", First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Fidel Castro never allowed the Cuban people to choose or vote for their leader or president.
1976, "again", Fidel Castro appoints himself president of the Council of State, president Council of Ministers, and supreme military rank of Commander in Chief of the Cuban armed forces.
Castro led the revolution overthrowing Fulgencio Batista in 1959. Shortly thereafter, Castro was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Cuba. Castro became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in 1965, and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic. In 1976 he became president of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He also holds the supreme military rank of Commander in Chief of the Cuban armed forces.
Castro first attracted attention in Cuban political life through nationalist critiques of Batista and the United States political and corporate influence in Cuba. He gained an ardent, but limited, following and also drew the attention of the authorities. He eventually led the failed 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks, after which he was captured, tried, incarcerated and later released. He then travelled to Mexico to organize and train for the guerrilla invasion of Cuba that took place in December 1956. Since his assumption of power in 1959.
1980 into early 1990's, United State Coast Guard and the C.I.A. release a report on our communist neighbors drug activity 90 miles away from U.S. shores. The report explains how the Coast Guard was detecting a dramatic increase of drug activities near Cuban and International waters in the mid 80's. The report documents 54 incidents were aircraft from Central America would drop thousands of pounds of cocaine inside Cuban waters for faster importation into the U.S. All drops were made while a Cuban Naval military boat floats near by. The cocaine intended for Cuba was dropped in plain daylight on shores near famous tourist hotels. A defected Cuban military officer not only confirms the drugs but describes how Fidel Castro's brother Raul, head of Cuba's military, has complete control of all airspace over Cuba and nothing fly's over without Raul's permission. The defected Cuban military officer also went on to explain how Raul Castro sells and offers safe passage over Cuban airspace to Colombian drug dealers for fast and quick importation into the United States.
Federal prosecutors in Miami were prepared to indict Raul Castro as the head of a major cocaine smuggling conspiracy in 1993, but the Clinton Administration Justice Department overruled them. The officials went on to say Raul Castro, as Cuban Defense Minister, permitted Colombian drug lords to pay for the use of Cuban waters and airstrips as staging grounds for smuggling runs into the United States in the 1980s and early 1990s. Raul Castro was the leader of a conspiracy involving seven and a half tons of cocaine smuggled into the United States over a 10-year period. At least a dozen other Cubans were also to be indicted. Convicted Colombian drug boss Carlos Lehder of the Medellin cartel testified in a 1991 federal trial that he met twice in Havana with Raul Castro to arrange safe passage for cocaine flights over Cuban airspace. Cuban waters continue to be used by drug smugglers, according to federal law enforcement officials.
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1996 February, Dictator Fidel and Raul Castro orders several of their soviet MIGs, from the Cuban Air Force, to shoot down two civilian cesna aircraft in international airspace. Three U.S. citizens and a resident of Florida were assassinated when their two civilian Brothers to the Rescue aircraft, on a humanitarian mission, were ambushed in international airspace by Cuban MiGs. Carlos Costa, Armando Alejandre, Jr., Mario de la Pena, and Pablo Morales were on a "Brothers To The Rescue" humanitarian flight when the Cuban communist regime ordered several of their soviet MIGs to killed them in mid sky. Brothers To The Rescue is responsible for helping and assisting over 4,500 Cuban rafters make it safe without drowning, dehydrating, or getting eaten by sharks in the Florida straits. Brothers To The Rescue have saved many many Cuban rafters that were trying to escape the brutality and oppression of the communist Castro regime in Cuba. The shootdown was ordered by communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro and his accomplices in Cuba and the U.S. have not been criminally indicted.
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1998, Fidel and Raul Castro's communist regime, sends and deploys five Cuban terrorist into the United States to infiltrate several U.S. military bases and to spy on Cuban exiles in Miami Florida. The five Cuban terrorist, also known as the Cuban 5 Five Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino, Fernando Gonzalez, and Rene Gonzalez are five communist Cuban intelligence officers convicted in Miami of espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, and other illegal activities in the United States. The Five communist terrorist were in the United States breaking laws, in posession of fire arms, explosives, and threatening U.S. national security.
At their trial, evidence was presented that the Five terrorist infiltrated the Miami-based exile group Brothers to the Rescue. Brothers to the Rescue is responsible for saving over 4,500 Cuban rafters while escaping communist Cuba. Trial, evidence was presented that some of the communist terrorist obtained employment at the Key West Naval Air Station in order to send the Cuban government reports about the base, and had attempted to penetrate the Miami facility of U.S. Southern Command. On February 24, 1996, two of the 3 Brothers to the Rescue aircrafts were shot down by Cuban military soviet jets in international airspace while flying away from Cuban airspace, killing the four US citizens aboard. One of the Five terrorist, Gerardo Hernández, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder for supplying information to the Cuban government which according to the prosecution led to the shootdown of the 2 civilian cesna aircraft operated by Brothers to the Rescue.
The Five 5 terrorist, "Cuban Five", were communist Cuban intelligence officers who were part of "La Red Avispa", or Wasp Network, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) dismantled with 10 arrests in 1998.
The group of five 5 Cuban terrorist were convicted on all 26 counts in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, including the charge of first-degree murder against Gerardo Hernandez the terrorist cell's leader. Communist Cuban intelligence officers are terrorist.
According to federal prosecutors the trial includes 1,300 pages of evidence from decoded messages that flowed between the Cuban government and Miami-based agents. Decoded messages sent and recieved from Miami by the Cuban 5 terrorist revealed;
(1) Conspiring to murder
Ring leader Gerardo Hernandez was the shot caller of the group. Gerardo Hernandez, the terrorist cell's leader, exchanged betraying information with the Cuban communist government regarding Brothers to the Rescue's flight plans which lead to the murderous shoot down of a small unarmed cesna airplane with a soviet MIG fighter over international waters killing four people.
(2) Operation Parallel
A plot to kill CIA agent Jesus Cruza Flor in Miami.
Among other charges
(5) Trying to infiltrate several U.S. military bases.
(6) False Identity Charges
(7) Failure to register as foreign agents
Five of the ten arrested accepted a plea bargain agreeing to tell the truth and testify against the other five in exchange for lighter sentences. Four more terrorist that were arrested are fugitives now and believed to be hiding in Cuba.
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2003, 75 Cuban people were falsely imprisoned for speaking out against the tyranical communist Cuban government through their journalism work. The communist Cuban government of Fidel and Raul Castro imprisoned 75 Cuban dissidents that included 29 journalists, as well as librarians, human rights activists, and democracy activists, on the basis that they were acting as agents of the United States by accepting aid from the U.S. government. The 75 Cubans were surveiled and picked up at their homes where they were aressted. The 75 Cubans were unviolent and very educated individuals that did not commit any crime. Amnesty International adopted 75 Cubans as prisoners of conscience. This incident is better known around the world as "Black Spring 2003" or "The Crime Against the 75". Visit the Committee to Protect Journalist See Wikipedia
Fidel Castro the Fuhrer in the Castro-caust
Besides the fact that Fidel Castro's ignorance and poor leadership almost once had the island of Cuba desinerated into a sand box during the missile crisis, below are up to date conditions of Human Rights for Cuban citizens in Cuba today. 01/11/08
50+ YEARS WITHOUT HUMAN RIGHTS!
50+ YEARS WITHOUT A FREE ELECTION!
50+ YEARS WITHOUT A FREE PRESS!
50+ YEARS OF OPPRESSION!
50+ YEARS WITHOUT A RATION BOOK!
200,000 DEATHS and 2,000,000 EXILES!
THE EXPLOTATION OF THE CUBAN WORKERS!
Much of Fidel Castros murderous assassinations and killings of families was done by Che Guevara.
On July 31, 2006, Fidel Castro, after undergoing intestinal surgery for diverticulitis, transferred his responsibilities to the First Vice President, his younger brother Raul Castro. On June 2, 2007, Castro appeared on Cuban Television with Vietnamese Communist Party Leader Nong Duc Manh looking somewhat healthier.
Cuban Citizens today have no freedom of speech or expression in Cuba.
This is how Fidel and Raul Castro treat the Cuban citizens when they march or protest for better Human Rights.
"Cuban prisons are worse than Nazi concentration camps. Here, there are 100,000 people, among them political prisoners, who are slowly being killed in Cuban prisons".
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