Eventos en El Caribe del Articulo

Events

The United States Gains their Freedom (1781)

1781

Haiti Gains their Independence (1804)

1804

This independence came to the people of Haiti along with many other problems.

The Dominican Republic Gain their Independence (1865)

1865

Cuba Gain their Independence (1902)

1902

General Leonidas Trujillo Takes Control of the Dominican Republic (1930)

1930

Occurred partly on the basis that the US had invaded in 1916 and continued to control customs after they pulled out in 1924.

Legislation for Puerto Rico Becoming a US Territory is Introduced in Congress (1948)

1948

Puerto Rico Becomes a US Territory (1951)

1951

This occurred greatly on the part of Munoz Marin, the person that founded the Popular Democratic Party and was elected governor of Puerto Rico four times. This also implements Project Bootstrap to kick-start the economy, which is extremely successful.

François Duvalier Becomes the President of Haiti (1957)

1957

The Beginning of the "Federation of the West Indies" (1958)

1958

The Beginning of the Cuban Revolution (1959)

1959

This occurred during the Cold War and instilled Fidel Castro as the leader of Cuba.

General Trujillo is Assassinated and Removed from Power (1961)

1961

US Fails to Assassinate Fidel Castro in the Bay of Pigs Attack (1961)

1961

This caused the Cuban Missile Crisis to occur, as well as making the United States public enemy number one in the eyes of the Cubans.

French Territories in the Caribbean Vote for Assimilation into France (1962)

1962

Juan Bosch is Elected President of the Dominican Republic (1962)

1962

The End of the "Federation of the West Indies" (1962)

1962

Juan Bosch is Overthrown by the Military and Replaced by a 3-Man Junta (1963)

1963

Conflict Between Haiti and Venezuela Occurs, but is Diffused (1963)

1963

All Latin American Countries Except Mexico Have Broken off Diplomatic Ties with Cuba (1964)

1964

The 3-Man Junta of the Dominican Republic is Overthrown (1965)

1965

Joaquín Balaguer is Elected President of the Dominican Republic (1965)

1965

This occurs after the US steps in to bring peace to the country. This action was widely condemned by other Caribbean and South American countries.

French President Charles de Gaulle Visits Martinique (1966)

1966

Aime Cesaire expresses concerns to Charles de Gaulle about what assimilation could do to the young population of the French territories in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Countries Create the "Caribbean Free Trade Organization" (1967)

1967

Puerto Rico Votes to Remain a Territory of the United States (1967)

1967

Caribbean Development Bank is Formed (1969)

1969

François Duvalier Dies and His Son Takes His Place as President (1971)

1971

Caribbean Common Market is Formed (1973)

1973