FULGENCIO BATISTA He informs Uruguay in a signed letter that the Cuban Ambassador, famed poet Mariano Brull, is being reassigned. TLS: “F. Batista” as President of Cuba, 1 page, 10¼x14. Havana, 1955 December 28. To Andrés Martínez Trueba, President of Uruguay. In Spanish, not translated. The Cuban President tells the Uruguayan President that the services of Cuban Ambassador to Uruguay Doctor Mariano Brull y Caballero are needed elsewhere. DR. MARIANO BRULL Y CABALLERRO (1891-1956) had served as a member of Cuba’s delegation to the League of Nations in 1936 as well as in Cuba’s embassies in the United States, Peru, Belgium, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and Canada. He was also one of Cuba’s greatest poets, writing in Spanish but also in French. Andrés Martínez Trueba (1881-1959) was President (1951-1952) and President of the National Council of Government of Uruguay (1952-1955). Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar (1901-1973) led the coup that deposed provisional Cuban President Carlos de Céspedes y Quesada in 1933. As dictator, he controlled the government from 1933-1940, when he assumed the title of President of Cuba (1940-1944). He retired in 1944 but was returned to power by an army coup in 1952. His regime was overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959. Lightly creased. Folds, not at signature. Fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 265086
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