Cuba’s Lead-Up to Bay of Pigs Parade

Photos by Jorge Luis Baños

HAVANA TIMES, April 15 — A huge military parade takes place in Havana on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the defeat of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion.

The event takes on special significance because it is also the inauguration of the long awaited 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (April 16-19) that will approve numerous reforms in the country’s economic system.

HT contributing photographer Jorge Luis Baños gives us a look at the publicity campaign encouraging Cubans to participate in the parade, the biggest since the one five years ago, which was another 50th anniversary –, that of the 1956 landing of the Granma boat that transported the initial guerilla force onto the island.

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One thought on “Cuba’s Lead-Up to Bay of Pigs Parade

  • April 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm
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    This is very interesting to know to me that i am learning all about cuba and the bay of pigs which was in 1961 the time John F. Kennedy was president and everything and i have one question to ask you when is the anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis do you when? If you do when please tell by e-mail me back at [email protected] thanks. From,
    angela beth hartman

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