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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 04:48 PM

13. It was under Ike that the groundwork was

laid for an invasion of Cuba. Nixon was expected to win in 1960 and follow through on it. Kennedy initially opposed the plan, then reluctantly agreed to it on the condition that the Cuban people would join in overthrowing Castro. If they were against it, Kennedy said he would not back the CIA with military. This led to the Bayy of Pigs fiasco.

People in Ike's administration were also connected personally to United Fruit and encouraged the Central American dictators who would keep the population in line so the corporations like United Fruit could prosper. I was only a kid then, but I remember TV coverage of VP Nixon being booed on a trip to Latin America with signs and chants of "Yankee go home."

It was also under Ike that the US and UK overthrew the democratically elected leader of Iran in order to preserve oil profits. This led to the dictatorship of the Shah and yesrs later, to the Iranian revolution and capture of US diplomats at the US Embassy in Tehran.

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