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Meaning of Batista

Ba•tis•ta

Pronunciation: (bu-tē'stu Sp. bä-tēs'tä), [key]
  1. (Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar),1901–73, Cuban military leader: dictator of Cuba 1934–40; president 1940–44, 1952–59.
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