January 18th Trivia Solution

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Fidel Castro was a Cuban revolutionary who took power in 1959. Whom did he overthrow to gain his position?

Correct answer:

  • Fulgencio Batista

Incorrect answers:
  • Mirta Diaz-Balart
  • Carlos Prio Socarras
  • Laredo Bru

Interesting Info:
  • Batista took power in 1952 by overthrowing Socarras. Castro had planned to run in the elections for parliament, but took up arms against the new government instead. Although his initial revolt failed (he was arrested and later given amnesty), he returned to Cuba and led a series of guerrilla campaigns. This eventually led to Batista fleeing the country and Castro setting up a communist dictatorship. Relations between Cuba and the United States have been strained ever since (especially since the "Bay of Pigs" invasion of 1962).

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