Did You Know?On 17 April 1961, Cuban exiles invaded the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro. These forces were trained by the CIA in Guatemala, although the USA denied any involvement at the time. They were defeated and Castro sought support from the USSR as a result.
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- Robin Day
- Manuel De Varona
- Bourke Hickenlooper
- Hubert Humphrey
- Sergio Rojas
Mon 23 Jan 1961 20:00 BBC Television Service