[Marxism] 45th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Thu Apr 27 08:55:54 MDT 2006
On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:16:31 -0700, Walter Lippmann wrote:
> April 17-19, 1961: An exile-led force of about 1,500 lands at the
> beach in Cuba's Bay of Pigs.
The bay's original name is "Bahia de loc cochones", and it was not
"the beach", because there are several beaches in that large bay, but at
Playa Giron, or Giron beach for the non-hispano-parlantes.
That's why the whole affair is known to the Cubans by the name of the
beach, Giron, and not the name of the large bay, of which the landing
place was only one out of several, or many.
Playa Giron is at the western coast of the bay, neat the southern end.
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