Flugencia Batista was elected as president but then became dictator. Many people were unhappy with this because there was still a lot of poverty, bad education and bad health care.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Soviets have placed long-range missiles in Cuba!!
In 1959 Castro defeated Batista with the help of the US, the US wanted Castro to make Cuba a democracy and this is why they helped. Castro promised to make every Cuban literate and give all Cubans healthcare and a higher life expectancy.
US and Cuba Embargo
Castro failed to keep his promises, he organised a Communist government, Cubans couldn't protest against the government and all things were shut down, like newspapers, radio and TV stations.
October 1962, US planes spotted secret soviet missile bases in Cuba. President Kennedy told the US citizens that the Soviets had placed long-range missiles in Cuba. This could of led to WWIII.
US placed an embargo on goods from Cuba in 1962 and it's still in place today.