Cuba History Timeline Events
May 14, 1957
Under pressure from Herbert Mathews and his allies in the US State Department “Fourth Floor”, American ambassador Arthur Gardner is recalled. Mathews incessantly accused him of being pro-Batista, creating problems for the Eisenhower administration's official neutrality posture. His replacement would be Earl E. T. Smith (appointed in June). Matthews opposed Smith’s appointment but his objections were without effect due to Smith’s personal friendship with President Eisenhower.