What was the outcome of the Bay of Pigs?
The counter-revolution failed and Cuba continued to be ruled by the communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro, for many more decades.
It was a debacle, An embaressment for the CIA. A victory for Fidel and Cuba. A painfull loss for exiled Cubans, and a chink in the shining armor of Camelot. The U.S. backed Bay of Pigs invasion, which aimed to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist rule, was a failure. It was a huge political victory for Castro because it soldified his power over Communist Cuba.
The Bay of Pigs is the name we now call the 1961 CIA sponsored invasion of Cuba. Bahia de Cochinos, the Spanish place name, is a body of water adjacent on the southern edge of the Zapata swamp on the Caribbean side of Cuba. The Cubans in Cuba refer to the Bay of Pigs Invasion as "Playa Giron", a beach on the bay. The translation of "Cochinos" is NOT "pigs" although pigs are also called…
The bay of pigs invasion was the US' response to Castro setting up a dictatorship in Cuba. The US persuaded Cuban refugees to train and go over and invade Cuba and try to take down Castro. The Bay of Pigs was a huge fiasco because information was leaked to Cuba about the invasion and they slaughtered the US in the bay.