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Monument in Little Havana dedicated to the Bay of Pigs invasion - Miami, Florida.
"Little Havana" : Folklife in Miami Slide/Tape Program
The failed Bay of Pigs invasion made Castro increasingly wary of further US intervention and more open to Soviet suggestions of placing nuclear weapons on Cuba to ensure its security. A year and a half after the invasion he pursued closer relations with the Soviet Union, partly for protection, which helped pave the way for the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
Accompanying note: "In the heart of metropolitan Miami is a city within a city known as 'Little Havana.' Over five-hundred thousand Cuban-Americans have settled in the Miami area since the first large exodus of 1959."
"'I left Cuba with my husband and my daughter, on June 2, 1962. The same, the very same day that my sister also left Cuba with her family, her husband and her two children. And then, you know we, I know you see, that we had to leave. I know that, you know, that was no political system for me. I love freedom, you know. I respect very much the rights of others. I think, you know, the only thing that a human being needs to live, besides air and water and food, is freedom, you see.'"
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Monument in Little Havana dedicated to the Bay of Pigs invasion - Miami, Florida. 1980 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120154>, accessed 26 September 2021.
Monument in Little Havana dedicated to the Bay of Pigs invasion - Miami, Florida. 1980 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120154>.