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Contesting CastroThe United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution$
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Thomas G. Paterson

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195101201

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.001.0001

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Thunderstorms: Castro’s Granma Rebels and the Matthews Interview

Thunderstorms: Castro’s Granma Rebels and the Matthews Interview

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Contesting Castro

Thomas G. Paterson

Oxford University Press

Few of the tense men crouched on the Granma on November 25, 1956, could have been thinking about the many characteristics of mid-century Cuban-American relations. They were preoccupied with a crowded old boat trying to go out of a Mexican harbour without being caught by Batista's spies. Stormy seas and heavy rains punished the M-26-7 men. They became seasick, the equipment failed, food and water were limited; this caused seven days of punishment. On December 2 of that year, the boat set foot in a muddy mangrove swamp at the south-eastern part of the island adjacent Niquero.

Keywords:   Granma, Cuban-American relations, Batista, seasick, Niquero, M-26-7

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