In a significant political decision, on January 3, 1961, the United States cut off diplomatic relations with communist Cuba, a nation whose leader, Fidel Castro, had recently participated in debilitating activities in the progress of the Cold War. Fearing further escalation of tension between the two nations, the U.S. sought to distance themselves from the spread of communism from a nation so geographically close to the U.S. mainland.
Today In History- January 3
The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Jan. 3, 1961: The U.S. stands defiant against communist Cuba.
- Washington D.C., USA
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