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Anti-American Protests, 1960Bay of Pigs Aftermath, 1961New School Inauguration, 1971Castro Visits the U.S.S.R., 1972Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980Mariel Boat Lift, 1980

Bay of Pigs Aftermath, 1961 (1:17)
Fidel Castro and soldiers examine Playa Giroacute;n at the Bay of Pigs after the failed invasion.

... with the backing of the Yankee empire, our men with the courage born of defending a just cause.

In less than 72 hours, the armed population thwarted the attempted invasion of the mercenaries.

Their American-made boats and landing craft foundered when the leaders tried to run away, abandoning their followers.

Jirón Beach! This is where American imperialism suffered its first defeat in Latin America.

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