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Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs victory
The Victory of Playa Giron (otherwise known as Bay of Pigs) marks one of the most dramatic turning points in 20th Century Cuban history. The failed military invasion of Cuba backed by the US government and the CIA had tremendous consequences in Cuban history; it eventually led to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the establishment of the ongoing Cuban Embargo and, some historians would argue, the eventual alignment of Cuba with the Soviet block.
Travellers visiting the cities of Cienfuegos or Trinidad in southern Cuba have a unique opportunity to visit the exact place where the events took place, including a museum featuring a very interesting collection of memorabilia in connection with the battle to repel the invasion.