• Batista continues trailing Chibas in the polls

    Batista continues trailing Chibas in the polls
    In 1951, the most popular candidates were Chibás and Batista. Chibas at 29.70%, Batista at 19.03%. Batista would gain in the following months but remain far behind Chibas. Batista is likely to lose Presidential election.
    Source: Eddy Chibas Incorrigible Man for book click here
  • Mirta remains a dutiful wife despite Fidel's indiscretions

    Mirta remains a dutiful wife despite Fidel's indiscretions
    Though sources for Mirta were scarce, Fidel's sister tells us that around this time, aside from Castro generally lacking money, he also subjected Mirta to marital indiscretions, cheating, that was typical of Cuban men around this time.
    Source: Fidel y Raúl, mis hermanos
  • Lansky makes another appearance before Kefauver comittee

    Lansky makes another appearance before Kefauver comittee
    This final appearance was uneventful, and it was overshadowed by other more sensational developments, namely the candid testimony of Willie Moretti and his subsequent assassination.
    Source: Havana Nocturne
  • Chibas, Orthodox Party Leader Commits Suicied / Fidel runs for Congress

    Chibas, Orthodox Party Leader Commits Suicied / Fidel runs for Congress
    His hopes for Cuba still centered on Chibás and the Partido Ortodoxo, and he was present at [Chibás' politically motivated suicide in 1951[(https://rb.gy/xehvma). Seeing himself as Chibás' heir, Castro wanted to run for Congress in the June 1952 elections, though senior Ortodoxo members feared his radical reputation and refused to nominate him. He was instead nominated as a candidate for the House of Representatives by party members in Havana's poorest districts, and began campaigning.
  • Naty keeps vigil for Chibas

    Naty keeps vigil for Chibas
    Outside of his hospital room as doctors operate to save his life, Naty, a supporter of Chibas, kept vigil for 3 days until the Orthodox leader passed.
    Source: Havana Dreams