Back in Cuba, Castro still enjoyed vast support. However, it started to erode in 1960 when radical steps were implemented. Castro went after the private schools, the newspapers and the media. Finally, Cuba became a huge issue in the 1960 election and then Senator JFK beat up VP Nixon because the Eisenhower administration had been too easy on Cuba.
On January '61, or two years after Castro became prime minister, the US broke diplomatic relations and that was followed by The Bay of Pigs and The Missile Crisis.
Wonder how many people would have believed that 53 years ago today when Castro became PM Castro? I don't think that most Cubans would have foreseen back then what the 1960's would bring to the island. My parents certainly did not!
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