Talk:La Cabaña

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The article mentions that "many people" were executed in La Cabana.

Estimates range in the several hundreds many of whom were not associated with the Batista regime but simply opposed Castro's revolution!!! This information should be included! The current article makes it seem as if only Batista loyalists were detained at the Cabana. BTW, why was the reference to the Cabana as a concentration camp removed?! That's what the Cabana was used as, a concentration camp! Let's not beat around the bush!!!

-- 23:36, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome to provide sources for your claims that La Cabaña was used as a concentration camp. Please see these pages WP:V, WP:RS on how to present material on wikipedia.--Zleitzen 02:02, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Without a doubt Che was in favor of the summary trials, which also had the support of 93% of the Cuban people, but the tales woven by Cuban exiles, in which he was the "Butcher of La Cabaña," presiding over most of the shootings in Habana, are flights of fantasy. Revolutionary Tribunals No.1 and No.2 did sit at La Cabaña, the first trying policemen and soldiers, the second (which did not pass death sentences) trying civilians. RT1, presided over by Miguel Ángel Duque de Estrada, did pass the death sentence in some cases, at least two dozen of which were in January. Che did not sit on either tribunal, but did review appeals in his capacity as commander. He could have had not doubts as he ratified the sentences; he believed in the justice of what he was doing and over the previous years had become tough-minded about such situations. (Lenerd (talk) 05:02, 17 June 2008 (UTC))

I would encourage you to cite a reliable source and incorporate this information into the article.   Redthoreau (talk) RT 06:35, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I am very sceptical about the validity of source 3 in the article. Besides it being a pamphlet of an organization with a very clear agenda, there are no sources cited for its information. I think it should be removed. ( (talk) 08:58, 18 September 2009 (UTC))

There may be a factual error in either this article or the article on Castillo de San Cristóbal (Puerto Rico)

The San Cristóbal article states that Castillo de San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World.

This article states that La Cabaña was the second largest colonial military installation in the New World by the time it was completed in 1774 (after St. Felipe de Barajas fortification at Cartagena, Colombia), at great expense to Spain. (That would make San Cristóbal third.)

Perhaps the distinction is "fortification" vs. "colonial military installation," but it would be interesting to know the size of La Cabaña. Castillo de San Cristobal per the Park Service is 27 acres. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:05, 12 May 2012 (UTC)