PRESIDENT FULGENCIO BATISTA ZALDIVAR (CUBA) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/24/1952 - HFSID 285227
Sale Price $680.00
Two months after returning to power in a coup and canceling elections, he signs a law granting 20 million pesos to the Pro-Arte Musical Society (1952)
Document signed: "F. Batista", 9x13¼. Presidential Palace, Havana, Cuba, 1952 June 25. As President of Cuba, Batista, signs into law a measure approved by the Council of Ministers, making a one-time grant to the Pro-Arte Musical Society of 20 million pesos. Countersigned by the Finance Minister. Offical blue seal with red ribbon affixed in lower left. Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar led the "revolt of the sergeants", which seized power in Cuba 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 returned to power in an army coup on March 10, 1952, 81 days before a scheduled Presidential election In the year this document was signed, Batista canceled the election, suspended the Constitution of 1940, dissolved the political parties, and replaced an elected Congress with his appointed Council of Ministers. Batista ruled until the last day of 1958, when he fled the advancing forces of Fidel Castro. Left edge torn and ragged. Lightly toned. 1 horizontal crease through center. Punch hole at upper edge. Notch at lower right edge. Pin-size holes on upper left edge.
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