|Castro Rise The Power
Castro Rise The Power
Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz became involved with political protests as a young
student. After Batista’s coup in 1952, he went to court and tried to have
the Batista dictatorship declared illegal. However, his attempt to
peacefully bring down the Batista government did not work, and so in 1953,
Castro turned toward violent means. On July 26, 1953, Castro led a group of
men to attack the Moncada military fortress. However, his little rebellion
was immediately crushed by the Batista army. In fact, the Roman Catholic
archbishop of Santiago had to make the government promise that the rebels
would live, if they would stop fighting and come down from the mountains.
Sure enough, the government kept its promise and Fidel Castro and his
followers were sentenced to three years of imprisonment. Batista, in order
to gain some popular support, released them after a few months.
Castro’s rebellion failed, it sparked hopes of re...