Cuban Revolution

By Jared Whalen

The start of the Cuban Revolt.

The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement and its allies against the U.S.-backed authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. The revolution began in July 1953, The Communist Party, now headed by Castro's brother Raúl, continues to govern Cuba today. -Google

Cuban Revolt

Sunday, July 26th 195 at 12am to Thursday, Jan. 1st 1959 at 12am


The Cuban Revolution had powerful domestic and international repercussions. In particular, it reshaped Cuba's relationship with the United States although efforts to improve diplomatic relations have gained momentum in recent years. Although Batista had been a relative progressive during his first term, in the 1950s he proved far more dictatorial and indifferent to popular concerns. While Cuba remained plagued by high unemployment and limited water infrastructure, Batista antagonized the population by forming lucrative links to organized crime and allowing American companies to dominate the Cuban economy.