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									Fidel Castro




     By Katherine Longly
                              1958-1960
   1958- United States suspends
    military assistance

   1959- Castro’s forces enter Havana

   1959- Castro becomes prime
    minister of the revolutionary
    government

   1960- Cuba and Soviet Union
    establish formal relations

   1960- Cuban government takes
    American owned properties
                              1961-1963
   1961- Cubans leave Cuba to go to
    the US

   1961- CIA trained Cuban exiles to
    land at Bay of Pigs

   1962- Kennedy bans trade with
    Cuba

   1962- Castro writes letter to
    Khrushchev telling him to use
    nuclear weapons

   1963- Castro visits the Soviet Union
                                1964-1966

   1964- Castro signs new trade
    agreement with Soviet Union

   1965- Cuba installs a new
    communist party

   1965- Over 3,000 Cubans leave in
    a boatlift

   1966- Castro makes promises
    about his cattle breeding program
                             1967-1969

   1967- Cuban government begins
    rationing petroleum

   1967- Castro takes private Cuban
    businesses into state control

   1969- Cuban government
    announces sugar rationing

   1969- Cuba is mobilized and
    resources diverted into producing
    10 millions tons of sugar
                             1970-1972

   1970- Castro announces that the
    largest harvest of sugar in Cuban
    history missed its goal by 15
    percent

   1971- Cuba is accepted as a
    member of the Non Aligned
    Movement

   1972- Castro begins 63 day tour of
    Africa, Eastern Europe, and the
    Soviet Union
                              1973-1975

   1973- 8 year Cuban airlift ends

   1974- Soviet Leonid Brezhnev visits
    Cuba

   1974- Two U.S. Senators visit Cuba

   1975- Top members of Cuban
    general staff begin appearing in
    Angola
                             1976-1978

   1976- Cuba gets new constitution

   1977- U.S and Cuba sign a
    maritime boundary and fishing
    rights accord

   1977- U.S. and Cuba open interest
    sections in each other’s capital

   1978- Castro demands the eviction
    of the U.S. military bases from
    Guantanamo Bay
                               1979-1981

   1979- Cuban-American families
    aren’t allowed to see their families
    in Cuba

   1979- Castro traveled to New York
    to speak to the United Nations in
    October

   1980- Cuban farmers are allowed to
    sell the remaining produce above
    their state quotas
                               1982-1984

   1982- Socialist French writer travels
    to Cuba to escort Castro

   1983- U.S. invades the small
    Caribbean Island

   1984- U.S. and Cuba reach an
    immigration agreement
                             1985-1987

   1985- Castro meets with Catholic
    Church leaders

   1986- Farmer markets are banned
    in Cuba

   1987- Stalinism and Repression in
    Cuba is a report created by Ricardo
    Bofill
                              1988-1990

   1988- Interview with Castro, Maria
    Shriver asks about the C.C.P.D.H

   1988- U.N. Delegation visits Cuba
    to investigate human right issues

   1989- Castro’s revolution turns 30

   1990- Anti-Castro station funded by
    U.S. tax dollars, T.V. Marti, is
    launched
                               1991-1993

   1991- Soviet Union is dissolved,
    resulting in loss in economic to the
    Cuban government

   1992- U.S. Congressmen
    introduces the Cuban Democracy
    Act

   1993- Castro ends the ban on U.S.
    currency
                              1994-1996

   1994- Update Cuba’s telephone
    network

   1994- U.S. and Cuban government
    decide on a cap of 20,000 Cuban
    immigrants annually

   1995- U.S. and Cuba endorse their
    agreement that all rafters leaving
    Cuba will be returned

   1996- Castro visits the Vatican
                              1997-2000

   1997- A man admits to planning on
    killing Castro

   1998- Pope John Paul II visits Cuba

   1999- Clinton refuses to establish a
    commission to review Cuban policy

   2000- Vladimir Putin visits Cuba
                               2001-2004

   2001- Norwegian legislator
    Langeland nominates Castro to
    receive Nobel Peace Prize

   2002- Six members of the U.S.
    Congress meet with Castro

   2003- Cuba arrests 80 people for
    their political beliefs

   2004- George W. Bush restricts
    travel to Cuba from one visit per
    year to one visit per three years

								
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