Washington's Magical Realism
Against The Current vol. 145

Landau, Saul; Valdes, Nelson
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/2679

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/03/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13611

A coup becomes a coup — for U.S. magical realists — when Washington defines it as such. On March 10, 1952 Cuban General Fulgencio Batista grabbed power and sought to legitimize his coup by holding fake elections. Magically, the coup makers won; Washington recognized Batista.