On Sunday, revolutionary Cubans, inside and outside the island, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first defeat of Yankee imperialism in Latin America. On the 17th of April, 1961, the imperialists landed their Miami mercenaries, which they had not-so-secretly trained in Nicaragua and Guatemala, two nations that back then were governed by two pliant puppets of U.S. imperialism.
The Yankees thought that all it would take to overthrow the revolutionary government would be to land CIA-trained and directed mercenaries. They did not contend with the eternal vigilance of the Cuban people, who were determined to defend the conquests and achievements of their nascent Revolution.
A totally immoral man was at the White House back then; he was a known womanizer and a typical American politician. The previous president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, had approved Operation Pluto, the name given to this silly adventure created by the gooks at the C.I.A. JFK gave the go-ahead to continue the immoral, and ultimately disastrous operation.
In less than 72 hours, 66 to be exact, the people, the armed forces and the workers militias slapped the Miami mercenaries on the face and sent them to jail.
Long live the martyrs of the Fatherland who defended the island from the empire's Miami mercenaries. Cuba today continues to be free and sovereign. They may make mistakes, but at least now Cubans govern the Pearl of the Antilles. The imperialists and the American Mafia are GONE!