San Carlos de la Cabaña

  • Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña (Fort of Saint Charles), colloquially known as La Cabaña.
  • In January 1959, communist rebels led by Fidel Castro seized La Cabaña; the defending Cuban Army unit offered no resistance and surrendered. 
  • Che Guevara used the fortress as a headquarters and military prison for several months. During his five-month tenure in that post (January 2 through June 12, 1959),

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