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All about Giron Cuba

Playa Giron or in English Giron beach is a village on the east bank of the Bahia de Cochinos made famous by the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Located in the province of Matanzas, few consider that the Matanzas province straddles the width of Cuba, meaning it has both northern and southern coastline. […]

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Bay of Pigs Invasion Playa Giron

In April 1961, Playa Giron was one of two landing sites for seaborne forces of about 1,500 armed Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a United States of America CIA backed, attempt to unseat and overthrow the new government of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Over 70 hours of intense fighting took place […]

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