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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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