Order of Playa Giron
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- Order was instituted by Law No.949 of 18 July 1961. The Order was ratified, with new design, by Decree-Law No.30 of 10 December 1979.
- Order is awarded to Cuban and foreign citizens and to Heads of State or Government who stand out extraordinarily in the fight against imperialism, colonialism, neocolonialism, racism, fascism and any other form of exploitation; for valuable contributions to the development of the armed forces and their defensive capacity; for great deeds in favor of peace and the progress of humanity, as well as for the defense of our Homeland and the achievements of the Revolution.
- There are two variations of the orders insignia.
- Bay of Pigs Invasion - was a failed landing operation on the southwestern coast of Cuba in 1961.