This billboard in Havana states
GIRON: First Defeat of Yankee Imperialism
in Latin America
First communique by Cuba's Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro: Troops have landed by sea and air, they are attacking various points of the national territory south of Las Villas province, supported by aircraft and warships... We are fighting them in defense of the sacred Fatherland and the Revolution, against the attack of mercenaries organized by the United States imperialist government.
The Miami Yankee mercenaries were defeated and captured in less than 66 hours.