Tuesday, January 03, 2017

1961: US broke diplomatic relations with Cuba

On this day in 1961, the US broke diplomatic relations with Cuba.  It was a sign that the US had lost patience with the Castro regime.
It happened at the end of the Eisenhower administration. We assume that it had the consent of the incoming Kennedy team.
My father, who passed away a year ago, told me that most people were very disillusioned at this point with Castro.   No elections.   Political prisoners.   And we know that many were getting ready to confront him in April 1961.
Relations were broken, opportunities were missed at The Bay of Pigs and The Missile Crisis.   The sum of it all was misery for the Cuban people, specially the ones who stayed behind.
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