By Rose Ana Berbeo

ISBN-10: 9592113572

ISBN-13: 9789592113572

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Nevertheless, the necessity of a change in policy was growing by the day, and as early as 1899, there was talk of the possibility of paving the way for annexation, not through prolonged direct military occupation, but by establishing a republic under certain conditions. The supposed inability of Cubans to govern themselves would very soon and very naturally lead them to ask their powerful neighbor for annexation. The cornerstone would be to dictate the regulations regarding the convening of the Cuban Constituent Assembly under military law No.

Out of their ranks a new type of movement emerged, led by Fidel Castro (Biran, 1926), a young lawyer whose earliest political activities were as a university student and in the ranks of the Orthodox Party. Advocating a new strategy of armed struggle against the dictatorship, Fidel Castro dedicated himself to silently and tenaciously preparing for that battle. The action broke out on July 26, 1953, with simultaneous assaults on the Moncada garrison in Santiago de Cuba and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes garrison in Bayamo, conceived as triggers for a vast popular uprising.

S. interests and some layers of the Cuban bourgeoisie toward a «firm-handed» government, benefited the ambitions of Fulgencio Batista, who took power at the head of a military coup on March 10, 1952. 47 REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT 1953-1958 The inertia and inability of the bourgeois political parties to confront the military regime -some of them giving it their support contrasted with the belligerence of the popular sectors, especially the young generation that had just come into political life. Out of their ranks a new type of movement emerged, led by Fidel Castro (Biran, 1926), a young lawyer whose earliest political activities were as a university student and in the ranks of the Orthodox Party.

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