Latin American studies. Unit 6: cuban revolution May 6, 2011. Blackboard configuration. Do Now: Grades/missing work check-in Objectives: To understand Cuba after 1959 and the United States response To define and discuss counterinsurgency To work on the research paper Homework: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Latin american studies
Latin American studiesUnit 6: cuban revolutionMay 6, 2011
Blackboard configurationDo Now: Grades/missing work check-in
Objectives:To understand Cuba after 1959 and the United States responseTo define and discuss counterinsurgencyTo work on the research paper
Homework: Cuban Revolution Quest on MondayRough draft of paper due 5/11Cuban revolutionLesson 5: 1959 and beyondReview from the moviePop quiz!What was the essential revolutionary virtue?
What was Ches condition for participating in the Cuban Revolution?
How would you define guerrilla warfare? What was it like for the Cubans during the Revolution?
What was the relationship between Che and Fidel like?
Purging of Indiscipline(Heroic Guerrilla)Reveling inIndiscipline(Hippies/Jipis)New Lefts Spectrum of Cultural Practices1959: revolutionizing the governmentBatista fled Cuba 12/31/1958
Guerrillas take Havana 1/1/1959
Communist or not?Che was never aligned with the communist party
HOWEVERBeliefs in land reform and work against economic imperiism Marxist base
Alternative markets in Russia
1960: Castros trip to New YorkEconomic tensionCuba and russiaNew market for sugar
Bought Russian oilCuba and the united statesUS embargo on sugar
Refusal to refine expropriated
1961: Bay of pigs invasionCIA trained anti-Castro Cuban exiles try to invade Cuba
Did not spark an internal rebellion
May 19611962: Cuban missile crisisUS spy planes photographed nuclear missile installations under construction
JFKs ultimatum to the RussiansWithdraw or else
Agreement between the US and the Soviets
What were the Lessons of the Cuban Revolution(for the Latin American Left)?1. Revolution is possible2. Peasantry as soul & strength of revolutionary movements3. Revolution will be globalCounterinsurgencyA combination of military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions carried on by a government in order to destroy any movement of subversive insurgencyCivic Action ProgramsPrograms of civic military action [aim at] trying to obtain the loyalty of the population toward the government, and at the same time, to undermine the roots of insurgency among the peasants.
Return toOrder! (Revolverat the ready)May 1965School of las americasCreated in 1946 at the US-controlled Fort Amador in Panama
Officially became its name in 1963Expanded
Purpose of the school: To train individuals in counter-insurgency and military skills
Day of theHeroic Guerrilla(October 8th)Distributed by the OrganizationFor Solidarity with the Peoples ofAfrica, Asia and Latin America(OSPAAAL); by Elena Serrano, (1968)Commemorates capture of Che on Oct. 8, 1967 by the Bolivian Army23homeworkQuest on MondayRough draft of paper due Friday