Also gave the CIA right wingnuts (Allen Dulles and friends) a big black eye at the Bay of Pigs.<quoted text>
Yes, I know they were not part of the embargo. Not sure about it ever becoming a state; they won't want to give up their free education and healthcare. You have to give credit to Castro; the longest living dictator in the Western Hemisphere who won against the mafia gangsters
Which was the begining of a long road of humiliations as the American right dragged us from one disaster to the next.