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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Visited there for training while on the USS Coontz. It was a once year event

Fidel Castro addressing the crowd at an event commemorating the twentieth anniversary of Cuba's victory at the Bay of Pigs in Havana, Cuba, April 19, 1981.

In April 2011, The Miami Herald/ElNuevoHerald published a three-part series on the Bay of Pigs invasion, (along with a database listing the names of all the men who took part in the April 1961 effort). Now, on the 50th anniversary of the invasion, the newspaper reports, the Central Intelligence Agency has released more of it long-held secret papers on its failed operation to overthrow Fidel Castro in Cuba.

The Reliance House Gallery in downtown Norwich hosted its First Friday event on April 5, featuring artist Gail Gelburd, professor and chair of the Visual Arts Department. Gelburd's exhibit, "India: Between People and their Prayers," is on view in gallery at 40 Broadway. Gelburd has travelled extensively in Cuba, Japan, China, Tibet and India in search of an understanding of these complex and diverse cultures.

Former lightweight champion boxer Brandon Rios (C) of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Richard Abril of Cuba in a fight for the vacant WBA lightweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada April 14, 2012.


Star Tracks: Friday, April 8, 2016

Star Tracks: Friday, April 8, 2016 | PHOTO FINISH | Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryce Dallas Howard are all smiles at the 5th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives event in Hollywood on Thursday.

O Dia Que Durou 21 Anos (The Day That Lasted 21 Years): In the early 1960s, Brazil’s democratically-elected leaders pressed for social justice, national development, and agrarian reform. After Castro’s rise in Cuba, this raised alarm in the highest levels of US government, causing events to take a very different turn. Fifty years later, confidential documents and archival footage show what really happened. Thursday, April 18 @ 6PM @ The Screening Room.