What Was ‘Batista Cuba?’

 

According to About.com, Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973) was a Cuban army officer who rose to the presidency on two occasions, from 1940-1944 and 1952-1958.

He also held a great deal of national influence from 1933 to 1940, although he did not at that time hold any elected office.

He is perhaps best remembered as the Cuban president who was overthrown by Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution of 1953-1959.

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