Flashcards in Castro's Consolidation of Power Deck (32)
Batista fled Cuba in
Army attempted to establish US supported
Guatemala in 1954, at behest of US corporations.
Jan 1959, John Foster Dulles
"provisional government free from communist taint."
Nixon met Castro in
US trade embargo
Bay of Pigs Invasion
17 April 1971
Cuban Revolutionists announced that they were socialist.
Popular Socialist Party
Removing anti-communists from power
Antonio Núñez Jiménez, head of INRA
The National Institute of Agrarian Reform
1961 - 26 of July Movement, DR, and PSP merged to create Integrated Revolutionary Organisations.
1965- Communist Party of Cuba
Manuel Urrutia Lleó
President of pg
José Miró Cardona
Prime minister of pf
Rebels in party
3 - one from the M-26-7
Leader of armed forces
Office of the Revolutionary Plans and Coordination
Miró resigned and Castro made prime minister. Power with ORPC
Urrutia closed casinos and brothels. Riots with urban worlers.
INRA and ORPC
INRA absorbed the ORPC, becoming Cuba's real government and superseding Urrutia's government.
Pedro Díaz Lanz
Chief of Revolutionary Air Force resigned in Jan 1960, for too much communism.
Urrutia vs Castro
Power struggle after Lanz, Castro resigned PM, in protest againt Urrutia (who was planning treason).
Urrutia replacement, more amenable to Castro's decisions. Remained President until 1976.
Castro replaced Doritcós naming him President of Cuba
Fidel Castro was 'supreme leader'
Political parties banned
News and radio censored.
All judicial, legislative and executive power was in hands of Castro.