Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations

Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations

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Ninety miles from Florida, the island of Cuba has since long before the Castro revolution focused its attention upon, and drawn the attention of, the United States. American interest can be traced to President Jefferson; events since 1959 have kept the two nations constantly at odds. This encyclopedia places persons and events in the context of Cuban relations with the United States and vice versa. An introduction and chronology provide a background. From ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY to ZAYAS, ALFREDO, entries cover such topics as policies (e.g., Isle of Pines Treaty, 1931 International Sugar Agreement), leaders (e.g., Fulgencio Batista, John F. Kennedy) and events (e.g., Bay of Pigs invasion, Baltimore Orioles vs. Cuban All-Stars in A999). Many see references interconnect the entries.a€œDollar diplomacy, a€ a term coined during the presidency of William Howard Taft (Ai 909a€“Ai9Ai3), was used to advance U.S. economic interests abroad. In a narrow ... Osvaldo. (Ai9Ai9a€“Ai983) In July Ai959, at age forty, DortAscos became the youngest President of Cuba, a post he held until Ai975. DortAscos practiced law in his native Cienfuegos after graduating from the University of Havana in Ai94Ai. Active in ... Following a short jail term in Ai957, DortAscos joined Fidel Castroa#39;s 26th of July Movement.

Title:Encyclopedia of Cuban-United States Relations
Author:Thomas M. Leonard
Publisher:McFarland - 2004-04-01


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