This video says about itself:
12 November 2010
Views in and around the museum dedicated to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, which in Spanish is Bahía de Cochinos. The Bay of Pigs Invasion (known as La Batalla de Girón, or Playa Girón in Cuba), was an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The plan was launched in April 1961, less than three months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United States. The Cuban armed forces … defeated the exile combatants in three days. The invasion is named after the Bay of Pigs, although that is just one possible translation of the Spanish Bahía de Cochinos. The main invasion landing specifically took place at a beach named Playa Girón, located at the mouth of the bay.
From Associated Press today:
U.S., Cuba Seek To Normalize Relations
12/17/2014 9:58 am EST Updated: 13 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S.
President Barack Obama was to announce the policy changes from the White House at noon Wednesday.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said the U.S. and Cuba were moving toward normalized banking and trade ties. He also said the U.S. was poised to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months. …
Gross, 65, was on an American government plane bound for the U.S. Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds by the Cuban government at the request of the Obama administration. As part of the secret negotiations to secure his release, the U.S. was releasing three Cuban jailed in Florida for spying.
Obama administration officials have considered Gross’ imprisonment an impediment to improving relations with Cuba.
Cuba was also releasing a non-American intelligence “asset” along with Gross, according to a U.S. official. That official and others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be identified by name before Obama’s remarks. …
Among the expected changes as a result of the improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations is that licensed American travelers to Cuba will now be able to return to the U.S. with $400 in Cuban goods, including tobacco and alcohol products worth less than $100 combined. This means the long-standing ban on importing Cuban cigars is over, although there are still limits, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the official White House announcement.
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US AGENCY for International Development (USAid) administrator Rajiv Shah announced today that he will step down from his post in February. Mr Shah, who has led the agency since 2010, said that he had “mixed emotions,” claiming to be more confident than ever in the lasting effect of our work.” However, the agency that purports to fight poverty and promote democracy has spurred outrage in recent months after it was exposed as having established a secret Twitter-like service in Cuba aimed at undermining the government and infiltrated its hip-hop scene in efforts to recruit dissidents there: here.
The Cuban Five Return Home – Video and photos: here.
US admits failure and re-establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba – a change of tactics to achieve the same aim: here.
Behind this week’s historic rapprochement is a fear that the US will miss out on an economic bonanza as Cuba joins the ranks of the oil-producing nations. STEVEN WALKER reports: here.
In July, 1963, with the proceeds of my first book, “The Two Hundred Days of ‘8 /2′”, I used my French passport to travel to Cuba, which was already off-limits to Americans: here.
President Barack Obama, Thursday, signed into law legislation imposing a new set of sanctions against Venezuela. The action, taken just one day after he took what have been widely described as “historic” steps to “normalize” relations with Cuba, shed considerable light on the real aims being pursued in relation to the Caribbean island nation: here.
Pope’s role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock: here.
CUBAN revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has cautiously welcomed the tentative improvement in relations with the United States — but warned Washington his country “has lasted decades without raising the white flag and never will”: here.
US says future of Guantánamo Bay is not on the table in Cuba talks. After Raúl Castro called publicly for the return of Guantánamo Bay to Cuba, US officials insisted the base’s status was not being negotiated in diplomatic talks: here.
Act now: Tell Congress to lift Cuba travel restrictions, take Cuba off terrorist list & return Gitmo! Here.
Cuba to be removed from US’ list of sponsors of terrorism. February 28, 2015. The move could happen as early as April paving the way for diplomatic embassies in Washington and Havana: here.
DISSIDENT Cuban local election candidates Hildebrando Chaviano and Yuniel Lopez conceded defeat on Sunday in two Havana wards for which they had been nominated by neighbourhood meetings. They had hoped to win two of the 12,589 seats at stake in 168 municipal councils, but acknowledged that they had no chance after preliminary results showed Mr Chaviano in last place of four candidates and one of Mr Lopez’s pro-government opponents with twice his vote: here.
US plans to restore ties with Havana are doomed unless the illegally occupied Guantanamo Bay is returned to its rightful owners, the Cuban people, believes DAN SMITH: here.
President Obama, after spending most of his time in office pursuing foreign policies similar to those of George Bush, has now discovered diplomacy. While he hasn’t stopped US military intervention overseas, including his signature drone strikes, he has brokered two historic deals: one with Cuba to begin the process of normalizing relations and the nuclear deal with Iran that he is now struggling to pass through Congress: here.
TWO of the heroic Miami Five used to get copies of the Morning Star while they were in prison, they told a packed crowd at the Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday. Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez were in Durham to thank British trade unionists for their consistent campaign of support during the Five’s unjust imprisonment in the US: here.