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Bahía de Cochinos: Half A Century Ago in Cuba

Playa Girón | © Zé Valdi

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, a defeated attempt by Cuban exiles to invade the Latin American island-nation of Cuba. Today’s photo shows Playa Girón (Blue Beach), the centerpiece of action upon the southern shores of this Cuban bay. Poor translation of cochinos to pigs erroneously named this historical landmark, since the triggerfish is called cochino in Cuba. It makes sense.