A Brief History of Cuba by Rose Ana Berbeo

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On the other hand, the old president could not escape from his political ambitions, and he was reelected in rigged elections, beginning a tradition that remained unchanging in republican history. S. intervention. S . administration, a period that contributed to defining the traits of the republican system , a strange combination of legal controls and government corruption. 38 Under the dominion of the Platt Amendment, political parties formed on the basis of local political bosses and patronage, and basically two parties - the Liberals and Conservatives - struggled for power through election fraud and attempted uprisings.

The labor movement, with roots that went back to the late 19th century, also had followed a rising course marked by strikes - the Apprentice Strike of 1902 and 5 Dr. Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso (1861-1934). Cuba's fourth president. S. government and by a series of public scandals stemming from government measures and financial operations that affeded the national treasury to the benefit of private foreign and domestic interests. 6 Julio Antonio Mella Mac Partland (1903-1929). One of the most outstanding figures of the Cuban revolutionary movement in the neocolonial republic.

Government created the ill-named Radio Marti and TV Marti, intensified its espionage against the island, carried out military maneuvers, flew test air raids, and tried to have sanctions placed against Cuba in the UN Human Rights Commission. The possibility of direct aggression had been raised. » Its essence was that each Cuban had a place, a way and a means in the fight against possible imperialist aggression.

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