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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2020 7:52 p.m. PST

"At dawn on March 10, 1952, in the middle of the celebration of the Havana carnival, a group of vehicles headed to Camp Columbia, headquarters of the Cuban Army and the main headquarters of the country, based in Marianao, Havana. Those vehicles carried various army and police officers willing to overthrow President Carlos Prio Socarras led by retired major general (Major General), former president and strong man of the country for years, Fulgencio Batista Zaldivar. Batista was One of the candidates for the elections to be held that same year but left at a clear disadvantage compared to the candidate of the Orthodox Party whom everyone considered the sure winner, Batista began to conspire with his supporters, most of whom were retired or reserved by the government. Together with another group of young officers and their companions, entered the building through a secondary door, being allowed to pass through the Guard troop, doing without too many problems with the springs of command without any opposition by having the support of officers and noncommissioned officers except for the merely passive and verbal on the part of some high command, similar events took place in the main garrisons of the country. President Carlos Prio, who was not in the Presidential Palace but in his private residence, confirmed in the early hours of the morning that he did not have support from the armed forces and chose to take refuge in the Mexican embassy, ​​consuming the coup…"




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