Rafael Diaz-Balart
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Rafael Diaz-Balart

Cuban Politician
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Born Jan 17, 1926

Rafael Lincoln Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez was a Cuban politician. Díaz-Balart served as Majority Leader of the Cuban House of Representatives and Minister of the Interior during the presidency of Fulgencio Batista. In 1955, he gave a speech before the Cuban House of Representatives in opposition to the amnesty granted to his former brother-in-law, Fidel Castro, for his involvement in the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1926 Birth Born in 1926.
1936 10 Years Old His father, Rafael Díaz-Balart was elected to the Cuban House of Representatives in 1936 and his brother-in-law, Juan Caballero, was elected to the Cuban House of Representatives in 1954. … Read More

TWENTIES

1955 29 Years Old In 1955, he gave a speech before the Cuban House of Representatives in opposition to the amnesty granted to his former brother-in-law, Fidel Castro, for his involvement in the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks. Díaz-Balart was elected senator in 1958, but was unable to take office due to Fidel Castro's rise to power on January 1, 1959.

THIRTIES

1959 33 Years Old He founded La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose), the first anti-Castro organization, in January 1959. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 79 Years Old He died on May 6, 2005 in his Key Biscayne, Florida home after a battle with leukemia. … Read More
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