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50th Anniversary of Cuban Uprising

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50th Anniversary of Cuban Uprising

50th Anniversary of Cuban Uprising

50th Anniversary of Cuban Uprising

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Fifty years ago this weekend, Cuban revolutionaries attempted — and failed — to incite a popular uprising against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista — an event that marked the start of the Cuban revolution. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from Santiago, Cuba, on the island nation's festivities.