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In Cuba 1962 was where one of the major conflicts between the US and USSR took place--the Cuban Missile Crisis However before 1959 the US and Cuba were really close nearly all its industry electricity production railways and the entire telephone system were owned by the Americans What happened that had changed their relation so rapidly and why did it take place Firstly the Cuban Revolution in 1959 in which a nationalist Fidel Castro became the Cuban leader who wanted nothing more than making Cuba independent of US control Since 1989 the US had a great deal of influence over Cuba It was an ideal target for US economic exploitation Despite the Cuban leader before the revolution Fulgencio Batista was a brutal and corrupted military dictator he protected and encouraged the Americans investments in Cuba Unlike Fidel Castro who had nationalized all the US owned property in Cuba he was viewed as a threat to the US investments in Cuba Therefore the Americans favored Batista more Even from the press it could be easily seen the following was a quotation from an article published in Time on January 26 1959 Fidel Castro himself is egotistic impulsive immature disorganized A spellbinding romantic he can talk spontaneously for as much as five hours without strain The tone was negative and a little emotional It could be seen from those adjectives that described him egotistic impulsive immature disorganized For a rebel and a country leader these words could not be worse A country leader that was impulsive immature disorganized could imply that he would run the country poorly and the citizens would have to live in bad conditions for example chaos starvation A Rebel leader that was egotistic could have implied that he would very likely turned out to be a dictator after he won the rebellion It proved that the US media held and helped spread this negative view and distastefulness towards Castro At the same
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