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History: Cuba

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Castro, Fidel

Guevara, Che Ernesto, 1928-1967

Cuba - History

Cuba - History - 1959-

Cuba - History - Revolution, 1959-

The Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro

Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Cuban Missile Crisis

 Documents concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962--a major confrontation that brought the Soviet Union and the United States close to war over the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. The documents are drawn from countries all around the world and discuss armament and military supplies sent to Cuba, troop training, security issues in the region, and relations with the US. There are many items of correspondence during the crisis itself, including letters between Soviet representatives in Cuba, the US, the UN, and the USSR Foreign Ministry