Revolution in Cuba 1933

Economic and political unrest rocked Cuba during the mid-20th century.  On September 3, 1933, a group of sergeants, corporals and enlisted men in the Cuban armed forces met to discuss their grievances, which they hoped to present to their senior officers.  When the senior officers refused to meet with the men, the conflict escalated into the “Sergeant’s Revolution” led by Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar.  Batista eventually became the island’s virtual dictator, remaining a political force until he in turn was overthrown in the 1958 Cuban Revolution by Fidel Castro and Che Guevera.