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Frankenstein, Texaco, Nicaro, and a Toughened Attitude

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro

Published in print December 1995 | ISBN: 9780195101201
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0016
Frankenstein, Texaco, Nicaro, and a Toughened Attitude

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As long as the Americans remained abducted in the mountains, Batista's forces and planes were down. “One American is worth an anti-aircraft battery,” a rebel lieutenant stated. The Batista administration once again appeared weak and powerless, not to mention helpless. It was again made manifest that the government of Cuba could not protect the foreigners working in their country. Nor could Havana help but allow the U.S. to negotiate with the government's enemies. The crisis drew attention to U.S. armaments deliveries, destroying U.S. claims to neutrality. The hostage crisis also forced Washington to stop delivery of the T-28 airplanes.

Keywords: Batista; Cuba; weak; Havana; neutrality; hostage crisis; T-28 airplanes

Chapter.  5016 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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