On May 1, 1961, Fidel Castro officially abolished multiparty elections and declared that Cuba was a socialist state. Castro stated that, “The revolution has no time for elections. There is no more democratic government in Latin America than the revolutionary government.” Really?! A BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) journalist reported that Castro’s revolution seems to be popular with the 99% – but not the wealthier classes whose land and property were confiscated. The announcement was made shortly after Castro’s victory at the disastrous US-led Bay of Pigs invasion. (Photo by BBC)
https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/1961/05/May-1-1961-Fidel-Castro.jpg 239 320 Barbara Mitchell https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Latinx-Almanac-Logo-for-Enfold-300x138.jpg Barbara Mitchell1961-05-01 21:28:012019-12-29 20:54:58"The revolution has no time for elections." ?Really?