I have always heard the USA was against Castro because he didn't allow free
elections. So he could stay in power, and suppressed anyone who was against
I remember seeing the news about Castro's revolution taking over when Iwas
a kid.. The feeling was this is a good thing. The predicessor was a dictator that
cared little for the people.
The US government supported Castro's revolution, but when they found out he
as going to be another dictator we pulled back. Castro lied, he even threw his
partners in prison because they wanted the revolution to free the people from a
dictatorial system as Castro claimed.
The american news media at the time even helped Castro win. They had Castro march
ines of revolutionist troops marching around and around a block to make it look like
there was many more troops than there really was..
Castro fooled everyone.. Once he found out the USA wouldm't help him he turned to other
countries. Unfortuantly the Soviet Union saw this as an oppertunity to gain a foot hold
in the west. After the Bay of Pigs invasion attempt, Castro allowed Russia to place missiles
in Cuba. This caused the Cuban missile crisis. Why Kennedy didn't allow air support for
the Bay of pigs invasion was likely some agreement with Russia.But I could be wrong.
Castro has treated all his opponents with prison or firing squads. So even though he did
help the cuban people to have good medical care, education, and with agriculture, he did
send troops to foreign countries to fight for the Soviet Union. Of courst at the time every
country we (USA) worked to help the Soviet Union worked to stir up. I am sure in some
cases we were in the wrong.
Castro could have turned Cuba into the jewel of the Caribbean, a tourist mecca if he hadn't
traded Cuba to the soviet union for aid. Just so he and his buddies could keep total power.
If it hadn't been for the Cold War Castro's cuba would have likely failed.
There is tourism in Cuba, but only in limited areas. The Cuban people do pretty good as long
as they do as thei Castro government tells them. Might call them slaves to the Government as
they have no right to change it.
It alwasys amazed me is how many countries claim to be Marxist (Communist) But they only
force it onto the common man. The leaders and those the leaders like live like rich people in free
societies. Doesn't sound like a classless society to me. I think they only want the name so they
can tell oppressed peoples they wish to take over, they care about the common man. Which
is a of course a lie.