HISTORY - BAY OF PIGS

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BAY OF PIGS

Causes:

  • In April 1961 the new US president JFK decided to support an invasion by the 'Cuban exiles'.
  • A group of Cubans who had fled the country when Castro took over wanted a return to the days of Batista.
  • These exiles recieved training, weapons and transport from the CIA, and aimed to launch an attack on the cost of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
  • They intended to establish a base for guerrilla activities against Castro and were confident that the Cuban people would support them.

Events:

  • Disaster - 1400 exiles landed

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