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Castro Shuts Down Last Havana Casino

Sept. 29, 1961 - The last of Havana's gambling casinos closed quietly today, minutes after Premier Fidel Castro had announced that his government was cleaning up the city. In the days of Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship, Havana had about 25 gambling casinos. In other news, Castro's firing squads executed two more men today for their participation in the unsuccessful April invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Forty-six others were sentenced to long prison terms by a revolutionary tribunal.


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