Bay of Pigs Invasion

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Cuban exiles, backed by the US government, tried to overthrow Fidel Castro in April 1961. But their mission ended in disaster. Witness speaks to Alfredo Duran, one member of the Bay of Pigs invasion force.

Photo: A group of anti-government rebels after their capture by Castro forces (Getty Images)

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Fri 18 Apr 2014 07:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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