August 7, 1960: Castro banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts in Cuba

On this day in 1960, Fidel Castro banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts.   It was a reaction to The Catholic Church condemning the rise of communism in Cuba.

Not much later, the Catholic schools were closed and I remember that. Our beloved Maristas was closed and some of the clergy expelled. I lived through all of that.

Years later, I learned that the school grounds became Villa Maristas, or the place where political prisoners like Armando Valladares were tortured.

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