Batista y Zaldívar Fulgencio

Ba·tis·ta y Zal·dí·var

 (bə-tēs′tə ē zäl-dē′vär′, bä-tē′stä), Fulgencio 1901-1973.
Cuban solider and statesman who ruled as a dictator from 1933 to 1940 and as president from 1940 to 1944 and again from 1954 to 1958. His corrupt authoritarian regime was overthrown on New Year's Day, 1959, by a revolutionary movement led by Fidel Castro.