Photo by Burt Glinn, one of the most influential people in my life, who would've turned 90 last week. ・・・
Sixty-two years ago today on July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro united a rebel force with systematized plans to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Over the course of several years, the guerrilla war pack amassed revolutionary volunteers as it pushed across the island, winning a series of victories over Batista’s armed forces. The 26th of July movement ultimately triumphed, and the rebels set out on a victory march to the island capital of Havana — where Fidel Castro finally arrived on Jan. 8, 1959.
Pictured here, New Year’s Day in Havana, 1959, confusion is rampant as Castro sympathizers come out into the streets with whatever weapons available. In Havana, looting and destruction followed the news of President Batista’s flight to the Dominican Republic. Armed civilians and soldiers attempt to stop the pillaging and restore law and order.
Photo by Burt Glinn/Magnum
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