Students and workers hit the streets to denounce the US backed government of Carlos Manuel in Cuba

On August 12, 1933, the United States backed government of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada replaced authoritarian regime of Gerardo Machado

August 12, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch
Student and workers denounce US backed government in Cuba

On August 12, 1933, the United States backed government of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada replaced authoritarian regime of Gerardo Machado. Calling for a people’s government, student and workers hit the streets to denounce Carlos Manuel’ puppet regime. In days to come, students and workers demanded agrarian reforms, nationalization of sugar and mining, a national banking system, reform of the foreign debt, and tax reform, as well as abrogation of the Platt Amendment (which stipulated seven conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops remaining in Cuba) and autonomy for the University of Havana. They also called for voting rights for all citizens, including women  starting from at the age of 18.

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