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Americas Now 12/19/2016 Bay of Pigs tourism

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12-19-2016 08:19 BJT

 Cuba’s Bay of Pigs is mostly known for the failed attempt by U.S. backed Cuban exiles to invade and overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961. It ended in a humiliating defeat and helped push Cuba firmly in the Soviet camp at the height of the Cold War. Today the Bay of Pigs faces a new invasion, tourists.

The quiet, tranquil bay has become a popular stopping off point for the more adventurous travelers. The local population has responded by providing accommodations and renting their homes known as Casa Particulares.

Take a look at Michael’s report to see how Cuba’s growing private sector is helping transform the local economy.

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