Saturday, April 25, 2009

1955: Castro holds anti-SAR Rally in Miami

Cuba History Timeline Events
November 20, 1955
In Miami on a trip from Mexico, Castro organizes an impromptu meeting to attack the turbulent SAR Muelle de Luz rally. He unleashes a torrent of insults against SAR and the participants of the rally. This vitriolic outburst is provoked by his fear that perhaps at last government and opposition might succeed in negotiating a political compromise leading to free and fair national elections, which he adamantly opposes. Then, as ever since, Castro would oppose any electoral solution fearing that it would impede his access to absolute power.

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Fidel Castro addresses Anti-SAR Rally, Miami 1955
(photo: Wilfredo Gort/Diario Las Americas)

based on Manuel Márquez-Sterling's Cuba 1952-1959 and
Cuba 1952-1959 Interactive Timeline

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