GIRON BEACH (PLAYA GIRÓN)
An invasion took place in April of 1961 in the well-known Bay of Pigs (Bahía de Cochinos), financed by the United States, and using elements against the Cuban Revolution. In the landing there were over 1 600 mercenaries, which were defeated in less than 72 hours. That historical event was the United States’ first military defeat in Latin America, and the place still holds many testimonies, as well as live witnesses of the event. Also, there is a museum, located in the ancient Australia sugar mill, where there are valuable declassified CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) documents, as well as weapons and all kinds of artefacts that were seized from over a thousand prisoners.
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