On this day in 1961, 63 years ago, the U.S. launched its Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba

Published on April 17, 2024, by Il Grido del Popolo©️

On April 17, 1961, 1,400 Cuban exile troops, armed and trained by the CIA, with U.S. air and naval support, launched an invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs with the intention of toppling Cuba’s revolutionary government. Revolutionary forces, led by Fidel Castro, defeated the invasion within three days.