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Associated Press Priest With Cuban Command Unit

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.57 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Las Villas, Cuba Type: Photograph Date: 13 January 1961 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.6 x 25.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto released by Associated Press dated January 13, 1961. Shows a crowd of men both standing and kneeling while holding guns. They are looking at one man who is facing them. The embedded press release reports that the man in the center with glasses is Father Francisco, a Catholic priest who has joined the "anti-Castro rebels."

People: Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: CubaRebellionReligionDictatorshipLatin American HistoryLatin and South AmericaLatino HistoryLatinosMilitary

Sub Era: The Sixties

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