Until 1898, Cuba had belonged to Spain; as the Spanish empire diminished, Cubans fought for their independence. Here’s how TIME later summarized (with numbers accurate for 1960) what happened next: The U. enclave in Oriente province near the island’s southeast end. But its greatest worth is as an isolated, warm-water training base for the fleet.
With an anchorage capable of handling 50 warships at once, it is the Navy’s top base for shakedown cruises and refresher training for both sailors and airmen.
MORE When Fidel Castro Canceled Santa Claus Guantanamo returned to the news in the 1990s when it got a new set of residents.Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations on July 2015. He has worked for the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006 in Cuba, the United States, and Canada. If the long history of Guantanamo Bay proves anything, it’s that, though regimes and requirements may change, the U. I’ve been on this site for about 2 months and I’ve met some interesting women.