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Monthly Archives: abril 2014

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Playa Girón: Three days of fighting and history

Gloria Machado León 18 abril, 2014

The three most dramatic days in the history of the Cienaga de Zapata, which moved Cuba from one extreme to another , began around two o’clock in the morning of April 17, 1961 , when mercenaries began landing by Playa Larga and Playa Girón , with support from the U.S. military army , including naval and air assets , and parachuting .

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My son carries his name

Gloria Machado León 16 abril, 2014

His companions left him for dead . Nonstop bleeding and had lost his consciousness . They fought very hard in the vicinity of Playa Girón . It was on April 18th, 1961 . Amid the heat of battle , it can collect and put on the bed of a truck GAZ 63 towing antiaircraft machine guns. Just above him were going to lay the dead bodies of several compatriots , shattered by machine gun.

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