(Spanish: Revolución cubana) (1959) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro‘s 26th of July Movement and its allies against the right-wing authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. The revolution began in July 1953, and continued sporadically until the rebels finally ousted Batista on 1 January 1959, replacing his government with a revolutionary socialist state. The 26th of July Movement later reformed along communist lines, becoming the Communist Party in October 1965.
The Cuban Revolution had powerful domestic and international repercussions. In particular, it transformed Cuba’s relationship with the United States. Efforts to improve diplomatic relations have gained momentum in recent years. In the immediate aftermath of the revolution, Castro’s government began a program of nationalization and political consolidation that transformed Cuba’s economy and civil society. The revolution also heralded an era of Cuban intervention in foreign military conflicts, including the Angolan Civil War and the Nicaraguan Revolution.
Arroz Con Pollo
• 2 tablespoon of olive oil
• 1 whole cut up chicken
• Salt and pepper
• 2 chopped green peppers
• 3 minced garlic cloves
• 1 onion chopped
• 2 cups white rice
• Small can tomatoes
• 1 bottle of Pacifico beer or any mexican beer
• 1 ½ cups of chicken stock or bouillon
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon of achiote (sub tumeric and sweet paprika)
• Your favorite hot sauce
Heat oven 375. In a large pan heat oil and salt and pepper chicken brown skin side down first about 6 minutes each side. Remove chicken set aside add green peppers onions, garlic and rice cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beer, chicken stock, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper to taste cook for 5 minutes. Add achiote stir and then add chicken and juices back to the pan bring to a boil cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove let rest for 15 minutes and serve.
Crema de Vie, Pacifico Beer or a nice Tempranillo(Spain) salud!