Pigs, Bay of

Pigs, Bay of
or Bahía de Cochinos geographical name bay W Cuba on S coast

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pigs,Bay of — Pigs (pĭgz), Bay of A small inlet of the Caribbean Sea on the southern coast of western Cuba. It was the site of an ill fated invasion on April 17, 1961, when a force of 1,500 U.S. trained guerrilla troops landed in an attempt to overthrow the… …   Universalium

  • Pigs, Bay of — a bay on the southwestern coast of Cuba, scene of an unsuccessful attempt in 1961 by U.S. backed Cuban exiles to invade the country and overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion — Part of the Cold War Map showing the location of the Bay of Pigs …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Pigs — the Bay of Pigs an area on the south coast of Cuba, which is famous for a military attack that took place in 1961. A group of Cubans living in the US tried to enter Cuba with the aim of ending the government of Fidel ↑Castro. They were trained… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bay of Pigs — Bay′ of Pigs′ n. geg gov a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti Castro forces April 1961 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bay of Pigs — bay on the SW coast of Cuba: site of an unsuccessful invasion (1961) by exiled Cubans trained & funded by the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Bay of Pigs, the — an event in 1961 in which a small group of Cubans supported by the U.S. tried to defeat the government of Fidel Castro. The attack failed and made the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba much worse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bay of Pigs — For the United States invasion at the Bay of Pigs, see Bay of Pigs Invasion. The Bay of Pigs ( es. Bahía de Cochinos, also known as Playa Girón) is an inlet of the Gulf of Cazones on the south coast of Cuba. It is located in the province of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Pigs Museum — The Bay of Pigs Museum is planned to be built in Miami, Florida, USA, commemorating the men of Brigade 2506 and their efforts in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. According to the Bay of Pigs Museum web site, it will be housed in a three story building.… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Pigs invasion — (April 17, 1961) Abortive invasion of Cuba directed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and carried out by Cuban exiles. The invasion was intended to spark a rebellion that would topple Fidel Castro, whose communist regime was considered a… …   Universalium

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