The Cold War in Latin America

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In History
  • The U.S. and Guatemala

    The U.S. and Guatemala
    Jacobo Arbenz Guzman began importing Soviet weapons. In response the United States sent wweapons to Honduras. Then an army from Honduras wnet in to Guatemala and overthrew Guzman.
  • Fidel Castro in Cuba

    Fidel Castro in Cuba
    Fidel Castro overthrows Fulgencio Batista in Cuba. U.S. recognizes Castro as new leader. Regardless Castro criticises the U.S. Cuba then establishes a relationship with the Soviet Union.
  • Eisenhower and CIA develop plan to invade Cuba

    Imminent threat of Cuba leads to the planning of a future invasion
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    1,400 Cuban exiles are trained by the CIA and sent to invade Cuba. When they landed the Cuban people did not join their side and they were surrounded and forced to surrender.
  • Components of Brigade 2506 land in Cuba and fail

    Easily defeated after two days
  • Operation Mongoose Made

    Planned to remove the Communist Castro regime from power in Cuba
  • Operation Mongoose Components Incomplete

    Castro regime remained in power
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Soviet Union sent missiles to Cuba, in respoonse the U.S. started a blockade.JFK calls for the removal of WMD'd from Cuba. No one really wanted to be the first to fire. The Soviet Union backs down and removes the missiles. The U.S. then lifts the blockade, promises not to invade Cuba, and withdrawls missiles from Turkey.
  • Kennedy Issues Warning to Kremlin

    Kennedy Issues Warning to Kremlin
    Public warning against the transportation and constuction of Soviet missiles into Cuba
  • U-2 Bomber Survaillence Reaches D.C.

    The images of ongoing construction of bases reaches the White House and the Cuban Missile Crisis begins
  • Kennedy Orders Blockade

    The use of “quarantine” legally distinguished this action from a blockade, which assumed a state of war existed; the use of “quarantine” instead of “blockade” also enabled the Unites States to receive the support of the Organization of American States.
  • Khrushchev sends Kennedy letter

    A long, emotional message that raised the specter of nuclear holocaust