The Bay of Pigs was a botched attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist government in Cuba. A CIA-sponsored paramilitary group, Brigade 2506, invaded on April 17, 1961. The 1300-man invasion resulted in 100 deaths. The rest of the men were imprisoned. This event had an interesting effect on the culture of Miami, as Cuban refugees living in the city began to view it as a more permanent home. On December 23, 1962, the prisoners captured during the invasion arrived at Homestead Air Force Base after being released. They were reunited with their families at Dinner Key Auditorium.