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The Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Bay of Pigs, Cuba
1961-04-15
The 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempted invasion by armed Cuban exiles in southwest Cuba, planned and funded by the United States, in an attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro. This action accelerated a rapid deterioration in Cuban-American relations, which was further worsened by the Cuban Missile Crisis the following year. The invasion is named after the Bay of Pigs, where the landing took place. It is known in Cuba as Invasión de Bahía de Cochinos or Playa Girón.
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