The bay of pigs

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American Cultures The Bay of Pigs Characters: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as the president of the United States, was a main character in the story of The Bay of Pigs. He entered during the beginning of the book and was a major influence in the actions taken towards the Cubans and Fidel Castro during the invasion of communist Cuba.

Pepé San Romana was the leader of Cuban Brigade 2506, given its name in honor of the first Cuban man lost from the brigade, Carlos Santana. At first, Pepé San Romana resigned his place but was forced to retake his position by the American government.

"Frank" was one of the military leaders for the United States. He was a trainer at the Trax Base in Guatemala. "Frank" was the contact to the US for Pepe and Olivia.

"Olivia" was another Cuban leader for Brigade 2506, at second in command. He was placed there by Pepe to help win the confidence of the rest of the brigade.

Olivia had a strong sense of leadership, and was put in the position to increase morale.

Settings: This story takes place in Central America, Southern North America, and Cuba. The United States has bases in Guatemala, and San Jose for staging and training areas for the Cuban refugees. Some of the refugees from Miami have volunteered to work underground in Cuba. This book takes place during the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War, 1961. This time was critical for Cuba. Cuba is torn between Democracy and Communism.

Culture: Culture has not changed in most aspects since 30 years ago, the religions and foods that people eat are all still the same. Americans still use military force to help other countries and their people. They still use methods of spying to gather...