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Cuba’s victory at Playa Giron is evoked in the United Kingdom

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Cuba’s victory at Playa Giron is evoked in the United Kingdom

London, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in the United Kingdom evoked the victory achieved by Cuban military and militiamen over the mercenary invasion organized and financed by the United States 61 years ago.
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On April 19, 1961, Cuban troops defeated an invasion backed by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) at the Bay of Pigs, the British organization recalled today on its Twitter account.

The CSC also stressed that the victory of Playa Giron, as that historic event is popularly known among Cubans, constituted the first defeat of US imperialism in the Western Hemisphere and proved that the small Caribbean island could face the military might of the United States.

On April 17, 1961, some 1,500 men trained and armed by the US government landed on the southern coast of the then province of Las Villas – now part of Matanzas – with the intention of creating a beachhead in that sparsely populated area of the country and forming a provisional government that would be immediately recognized by Washington.

Military and militiamen led by the historic leader of the then nascent Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, confronted the invaders and defeated them in less than 72 hours.

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