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Glass made in Cuba. The text on teh glass reads:”Rivero Aguero. Senator No.9″.
Andrés Rivero Agüero (1905-1996) was a Cuban politician who served as the 12th Prime Minister of Cuba and was elected president of Cuba in the 1958 Cuban presidential election.
Elected a city councilman in Santiago de Cuba, he quickly became a leader of the Liberal Party, and was befriended by Fulgencio Batista. During Batista’s first administration (1940–1944), Rivero served as Minister of Agriculture, and implemented Batista’s plan for resettling landless peasants in Oriente Province.
During General Batista’s exile in the United States from 1944-1952, Rivero practised law in Cuba and wrote political commentary for several periodicals. When Batista returned to run for President of Cuba in 1952, Rivero helped to organise Batista’s United Action Party. He supported Batista’s military coup on 10 March 1952, and thereafter served as Minister of Education in Batista’s second administration. Elected a Senator from Pinar del Río province in 1954, Rivero became Cuba’s prime minister.
Rivero resigned his premiership in 1958 to run for President of Cuba. He received the support of Batista’s Progressive Action Party, and three other pro-government parties. Rivero was declared the winner of the elections, which were speculated by many to have been rigged with the support of the United States government in an effort to repel the ongoing Cuban revolution. After the election, Rivero entered into conversations with U.S. Ambassador Earl E. T. Smith, and with leading Cuban politicians, to resolve the crisis caused by the ongoing rebellion led by Fidel Castro.