Latest Fulgencio Batista News

Today in History

Jan. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2019. There are 358 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of...

Ex-Cuban vice president, Bay of Pigs commander, dies at 95

Jan. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died on Sunday, state media reported. He was 95. Tall and spindly with the rigid posture of a military man, Fernandez in his final...

Today in History

Jan. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2019. There are 364 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. On this date: In 1818, the first edition of the...