latam. msn.com, contributes to us thanks to BBC .com world. , that he does not have considers itself, that from the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the Castro government has demanded in repeated occasions the return of the bay, where is the military station older than the United States has in the outside, and the unique one in a country with which Washington does not have diplomatic relations. A base that doubtless will be always a thorn for Cuba, because it represents to have in his own island a its top enemy, as it is North American imperialism it is important to remember as he relates the valuable writing that he contributes the BBC, that the Americans take possession from this enclave the 10 of June of 1898, four days after one of the most significant battles was realised in the war by the independence of Cuba against Spain. For some historians, this event suggests it base never got to be sovereignty of Cuba, because its control happened directly of the Spanish hands to the Americans. That one also is the beginning of the direct intervention of EE.UU on the island at a time convulsa of transition.
In fact, they are the Americans and not Cuban them that sign in Paris the Armistice that would finish in one go with the Spanish colonization in Cuba. After the armistice, EE.UU was seen in an uncomfortable position, because it had promised independence to a country that now it had under his control. A stone in the shoe that was solved in 1901 with the approval of the constitutional amendment Platt, that – among other things it forced Cuba to him to sell or to rent to the Americans any piece of necessary earth for the creation of naval bases. This amendment also was including in the Cuban constitution of 1901, in spite of the discord generalized in the population of the island.