Bay of Pigs

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  • January 1, 1959 Fidel Castro gains power in Cuba
  • My island now!
  • 1960, Eisenhower approves covert plan of action against Cuba. CIA begins recruiting anti-Castro Cuban exiles.
  • Cuba publicly allies it´s self with the Soviet Union on December 19, 1960
  • April 17, 1961 the invasion began. 1300 trained Cuban exiles invaded the Bay of Pigs.
  • The invasion was almost immediately a failure. While the CIA tried to keep the operation a secret, the plan was broadcast and leaked in New York times
  • The failed invasion made America look weak and unorganizied to the world.
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