Monday, August 10, 2009

1957: New US Ambassador Smith accredited

Cuba History Timeline Events
July 23, 1957
Earl E. T. Smith is accredited as US Ambassador, replacing Arthur Gardner. Before Amb. Smith left Washington Undersecretary of State Robert A. Hill confided in him that the United States had already decided Batista had to go.

US Amb Smith presents credentials to Cuban President Fulgencio Batista US Ambassador presents credentials to Batista, 23 July 1957 (photo: Bettmann/CORBIS)

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

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