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July 26 and Cuban history plus Jerry Jones & the NFL plus other stories

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We will look at the debate the Moncada attack on this day in 1953…..The attack failed but Castro eventually came to power in 1959……..Mr. Jones lays down the rules regarding standing up for the national anthem……………Trump and trade with the EU……….Happy # 75 Mick Jagger……and others stories…………

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July 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm

July 26, 1953 & the legacy of Moncada: a communist dictatorship, thousands executed, a country destroyed….check out my post about Cuba

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July 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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July 26, 1953 turned out to be an ugly day for Cuba

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Today, I will attend a major league baseball game with a couple of my sons.  I will also remember my late father and call my mother on the phone.   I always think of them whenever there is a Cuban anniversary, specially one as horrible as July 26, 1953.

64 years ago today, Fidel Castro and his followers attacked the Moncada Barracks in east Cuba.

In fact, the attack was a disaster since more than 60 of the 185 rebels involved were killed. Castro and the survivors escaped and were eventually discovered and captured.

Castro was tried in the fall of 1953 and sentenced up to fifteen years in prison.  He had it all later released in a book.

While he was being held at the prison in Isla de Pinos, he wrote letters and continued to plot Batista’s overthrow.  He also enjoyed prison benefits later denied to the men and women that he executed or locked up.

After having served less than two years, he was released in May 1955 due to a general amnesty.  My guess is that Batista regretted that amnesty to the end of his life.

Castro left Cuba and went to Mexico, met Che and the rest is the history that we are all too familiar with.

Today, Cuba is under a dictatorship. Thousands have been executed. Others have died leaving the country.

Many others are sitting in political prisons.

The Castro regime never allowed anyone a fair trial, free election or had a general amnesty.

In short, Castro devastated a beautiful country and a prosperous island.

What are Cuba’s political prisons like?  Read Armando Valladares “Against all Hope”.  You will learn all you need to know about the legacy of July 26.

In retrospect, July 26 turned out to be a very bad day for Cuba.

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July 26, 2017 at 6:36 am

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SATURDAY: MONCADA 1953 & other thoughts with Jorge Ponce, Cuban Am writer

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July 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

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