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It takes its name from the Cuban reference to the Bay of Pigs invasion. The successful defense of the island against US-backed exile forces seen merely as a military blunder by the West bears a stronger meaning for Cuba and the rest of the Global South, however. It symbolizes a rejection of imperialism and a decisive victory in the struggle for Third World self-determination.
Among the bits of information available here that are not found anywhere else on the web are my college papers on Cuban Internationalism and other subjects, scanned images of photos and artifacts collected during a summer in Cuba, and a personal reflection on Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.
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In the meantime...
I am writing these quick lines for my memoirs only three days after the unspeakable events took my great comrade, President [Salvador] Allende, to his death. His assassination was hushed up, he was buried secretly, and only his widow was allowed to accompany that immortal body. The aggressors' version is that they found clear signs of suicide on his lifeless body. The version published abroad is different. Immediately after the aerial bombardment, the tanks went into action, many tanks, fighting heroically against a single man: the President of the Republic of Chile, Salvador Allende, who was waiting for them in his office, with no other company but his great heart, wrapped in by smoke and flames.