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Cubans hail attack on Moncada

Cuba’s ideological faithful marked Monday the 51st anniversary of an attack on an army barracks that, even though it failed and landed Fidel Castro in jail, is seen now as the first step toward an eventual revolutionary victory. Castro, who has governed for 45 years, will use his speech here as an opportunity to respond to U.S. President George W. Bush’s recent accusations that the communist-ruled island has become a magnet for sex tourists. The ill-fated 1953 attack on the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba was the first clash of a revolution that would eventually oust dictator Fulgencio Batista and bring the young lawyer to power in January 1959. Full Story

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