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    General Fulgencio Batista, President of Cuba, Document Signed, one page typed, 8" x 12.75", Havana, August 6, 1952, in Spanish. With a nice embossed paper seal of the Republic of Cuba. Light browning, folds and an uneven left and top edge where it was removed from a binding, else near fine. Batista was the de facto military leader of Cuba from 1933 to 1940, and the President of Cuba from 1940 to 1944. Batista staged a successful coup in March 1952. He ran unopposed in the presidential election in 1954, and ruled the nation until handing over power on the last day of 1958.

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