Cuba

Country Cuba
Capital Havana
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Cuban peso(CUP) & Cuban convertible peso(CUC)
Languages Spanish

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Introduction

The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves were imported to work the coffee and sugar plantations, and Havana became the launching point for the annual treasure fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru. Spanish rule eventually provoked an independence movement and occasional rebellions that were harshly suppressed. US intervention during the Spanish-American War in 1898 assisted the Cubans in overthrowing Spanish rule. The Treaty of Paris established Cuban independence from the US in 1902 after which the island experienced a string of governments mostly dominated by the military and corrupt politicians. Fidel CASTRO led a rebel army to victory in 1959; his iron rule held the subsequent regime together for nearly five decades. He stepped down as president in February 2008 in favor of his younger brother Raul CASTRO. Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The country faced a severe economic downturn in 1990 following the withdrawal of former Soviet subsidies worth $4 billion to $6 billion annually. Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961. Illicit migration to the US - using homemade rafts, alien smugglers, air flights, or via the southwest border - is a continuing problem. The US Coast Guard intercepted 2,656 individuals attempting to cross the Straits of Florida in fiscal year 2007.

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Cuba - Wikipedia
Cuba - CIA World Fact Book
Cuba - BBC
Cuba - National Geographic
Cuba - Timeline - BBC

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Will Cuba Tip Florida to Trump? - The New York Times
  1. Will Cuba Tip Florida to Trump?  The New York Times
  2. Cuban president denounces new US measure against Cuba - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  3. 2020 election latin vote cuba republican socialism castro michael macdowell  News-Press
  4. Removing Cuba's Military from Remittance Process  Mirage News
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Tropical Depression South of Cuba to Gain Power Heading North - BloombergQuint
  1. Tropical Depression South of Cuba to Gain Power Heading North  BloombergQuint
  2. Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen  KBTX
  3. BLOG: Tropical Depression 28 Forms South of Cuba  WAVY.com
  4. Tropical depression forms near Cuba  WCVB Boston
  5. A tropical depression likely to develop near Cuba  WTOK
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US imposes sanctions on Cuba's Raul Castro's son-in-law - Times of IndiaUS imposes sanctions on Cuba's Raul Castro's son-in-law  Times of India

Cuba on edge as government readies landmark currency devaluation - Financial TimesCuba on edge as government readies landmark currency devaluation  Financial Times

Cuba's Government Targets Social Media Influencers - Human Rights WatchCuba's Government Targets Social Media Influencers  Human Rights Watch

'There's no one': Cuba is suffering from tourism's standstill - CNN'There's no one': Cuba is suffering from tourism's standstill  CNN

Mark Cuban: These are the 2 books I’m reading right now - CNBCMark Cuban: These are the 2 books I’m reading right now  CNBC

My family fled Fidel Castro's Cuba, where 'cancel culture' was deadly serious. - USA TODAYMy family fled Fidel Castro's Cuba, where 'cancel culture' was deadly serious.  USA TODAY

Cuban Americans fear socialist dictators. So why are they backing the caudillo for president? - The Washington PostCuban Americans fear socialist dictators. So why are they backing the caudillo for president?  The Washington Post

Addition to the Cuba Restricted List - US Embassy in GeorgiaAddition to the Cuba Restricted List  US Embassy in Georgia

Inside JFK's Decisionmaking During the Cuban Missile Crisis - TIMEInside JFK's Decisionmaking During the Cuban Missile Crisis  TIME

Cuba is elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council despite increased government repression - Miami HeraldCuba is elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council despite increased government repression  Miami Herald

Cuba prepares for 'profound transformation' of its monetary system, urges calm - NBC NewsCuba prepares for 'profound transformation' of its monetary system, urges calm  NBC News

Canadian travelers are returning to Cuba but US tourists face new restrictions - Lonely Planet Travel NewsCanadian travelers are returning to Cuba but US tourists face new restrictions  Lonely Planet Travel News

Trump administration will ban remittances to Cuba through military companies - Herald-Mail MediaTrump administration will ban remittances to Cuba through military companies  Herald-Mail Media

Cuba says it's contained coronavirus outbreak, plans to open for tourism next week - NBC NewsCuba says it's contained coronavirus outbreak, plans to open for tourism next week  NBC News

How many currencies does Cuba need? - DW (English)How many currencies does Cuba need?  DW (English)

With shop shelves bare, Cuba mulls economic reforms - The EconomistWith shop shelves bare, Cuba mulls economic reforms  The Economist

U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks - The New York TimesU.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks  The New York Times

Lives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugees - Associated PressLives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugees  Associated Press

If this is my last column here, it’s because I’ve been imprisoned in Cuba - The Washington PostIf this is my last column here, it’s because I’ve been imprisoned in Cuba  The Washington Post

The Mariel Boatlift: How Cold War Politics Drove Thousands of Cubans to Florida in 1980 - HistoryThe Mariel Boatlift: How Cold War Politics Drove Thousands of Cubans to Florida in 1980  History

Cuba plans to scrap convertible peso - Deutsche WelleCuba plans to scrap convertible peso  Deutsche Welle

Travel Services Provider Fined $5.9 Million for Cuba Sanctions Violations - Wall Street JournalTravel Services Provider Fined $5.9 Million for Cuba Sanctions Violations  Wall Street Journal

How Mexico Shaped Randy Arozarena, the Rays’ Cuban Star - The New York TimesHow Mexico Shaped Randy Arozarena, the Rays’ Cuban Star  The New York Times

Cuban government urges calm as government prepares to unify dual currency system - Fox BusinessCuban government urges calm as government prepares to unify dual currency system  Fox Business

No quarantine, no pre-flight tests – Cuba is your best bet for winter sun - Telegraph.co.ukNo quarantine, no pre-flight tests – Cuba is your best bet for winter sun  Telegraph.co.uk

Despite socialist scepticism, Cuba shows interest in carbon trading - Climate HomeDespite socialist scepticism, Cuba shows interest in carbon trading  Climate Home

Amid coronavirus, entrepreneurs in Cuba reinvent to survive - NBC NewsAmid coronavirus, entrepreneurs in Cuba reinvent to survive  NBC News

Cuba makes a return to tourism after seven months of lockdown - HappytripsCuba makes a return to tourism after seven months of lockdown  Happytrips

Cuba makes joint statement on behalf of 45 countries at UN in support of China's measures in Xinjiang - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCuba makes joint statement on behalf of 45 countries at UN in support of China's measures in Xinjiang - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

How Miami's Cuban-Americans Shaped Trump's Cuba Policy - Miami New TimesHow Miami's Cuban-Americans Shaped Trump's Cuba Policy  Miami New Times

What's behind Trump's gain in Cuban American support? - NBC NewsWhat's behind Trump's gain in Cuban American support?  NBC News

Cuba relaxes coronavirus restrictions seven months into pandemic - CTV NewsCuba relaxes coronavirus restrictions seven months into pandemic  CTV News

My Family Fled Communism In Cuba, But I’m A Proud Democratic Socialist - Refinery29My Family Fled Communism In Cuba, But I’m A Proud Democratic Socialist  Refinery29

Mark Cuban's brother-in-law Neal Hawks' estate, a sports lover's paradise, listed for $10 million - Dallas - Dallas Business JournalMark Cuban's brother-in-law Neal Hawks' estate, a sports lover's paradise, listed for $10 million - Dallas  Dallas Business Journal

Dollar makes a comeback as Cuba readies currency devaluation - Yahoo NewsDollar makes a comeback as Cuba readies currency devaluation  Yahoo News

The UK in Cuba: creating alliances in response to COVID-19 - GOV.UKThe UK in Cuba: creating alliances in response to COVID-19  GOV.UK

Officials: 2 Cuban doctors held hostage in Somalia not freed - The Associated PressOfficials: 2 Cuban doctors held hostage in Somalia not freed  The Associated Press

WFP Cuba Country Brief, August 2020 - Cuba - ReliefWebWFP Cuba Country Brief, August 2020 - Cuba  ReliefWeb

Cuba lifts Havana lockdown as coronavirus cases fall - ReutersCuba lifts Havana lockdown as coronavirus cases fall  Reuters

Meet the outlandish YouTube star who's pushing a generation of Florida's Cuban voters to Trump - Mother JonesMeet the outlandish YouTube star who's pushing a generation of Florida's Cuban voters to Trump  Mother Jones

Mark Cuban on the 'best investment' he ever made: 'Most people don't put in the time' to do it - CNBCMark Cuban on the 'best investment' he ever made: 'Most people don't put in the time' to do it  CNBC

Cubans risk collapsing homes as state struggles to tackle housing woes - ReutersCubans risk collapsing homes as state struggles to tackle housing woes  Reuters

Report: Sox trail two teams in pursuit of Cuban prospect - Comcast SportsNet New EnglandReport: Sox trail two teams in pursuit of Cuban prospect  Comcast SportsNet New England

Joe Biden woos a key Trump bloc: Cuban-American voters in Florida - CNBCJoe Biden woos a key Trump bloc: Cuban-American voters in Florida  CNBC

Live Cuban jazz featured on WDET's 'This Island Earth' Oct. 24 - The South EndLive Cuban jazz featured on WDET's 'This Island Earth' Oct. 24  The South End

Mark Cuban’s brother on finding success: ‘I’m never going to be a billionaire and I’m ok with that' - CNBCMark Cuban’s brother on finding success: ‘I’m never going to be a billionaire and I’m ok with that'  CNBC

The Cuban Missile Crisis – 58 Years Ago this Week - The Andalusia Star-News - Andalusia Star-NewsThe Cuban Missile Crisis – 58 Years Ago this Week - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florida and the Cuban Vote - The Wall Street JournalFlorida and the Cuban Vote  The Wall Street Journal

'Big opportunity': Cuba's entrepreneurs reinvent to survive pandemic - Reuters'Big opportunity': Cuba's entrepreneurs reinvent to survive pandemic  Reuters

Cuba Says U.S. Trade Embargo Cost More Than $5 Billion Last Year - U.S. News & World ReportCuba Says U.S. Trade Embargo Cost More Than $5 Billion Last Year  U.S. News & World Report

Cubans for Biden in Miami Report Harassment From Trump Caravan - Miami New TimesCubans for Biden in Miami Report Harassment From Trump Caravan  Miami New Times

See what Havana's streets look like amid pandemic - CNNSee what Havana's streets look like amid pandemic  CNN

Trinidad: Cuban confesses to strangling Venezuelan girlfriend - Stabroek NewsTrinidad: Cuban confesses to strangling Venezuelan girlfriend  Stabroek News

City sponsors free livestream of The Cuban - Brantford ExpositorCity sponsors free livestream of The Cuban  Brantford Expositor

Legitimate reasons for Cuba's election to the Human Rights Council - Granma EnglishLegitimate reasons for Cuba's election to the Human Rights Council  Granma English

Holidays: Quarantine-free Cuba reopens whole island in boost for Britons eyeing winter sun - ExpressHolidays: Quarantine-free Cuba reopens whole island in boost for Britons eyeing winter sun  Express

Wealthy Nations Defy Trump With Debt Lifeline to Ailing Cuba - BloombergWealthy Nations Defy Trump With Debt Lifeline to Ailing Cuba  Bloomberg

Donald Trump thinks Cuban Americans are one of his secret weapons. Here's what they say - SBS NewsDonald Trump thinks Cuban Americans are one of his secret weapons. Here's what they say  SBS News

Democrats push Puerto Rican voters to outmuscle Cuban Republicans in Florida - South Florida Sun Sentinel - South Florida Sun SentinelDemocrats push Puerto Rican voters to outmuscle Cuban Republicans in Florida - South Florida Sun Sentinel  South Florida Sun Sentinel

President Trump Tightens Sanctions on Cuba–No Cigars, No Rum and No Hotel Lodging for Americans - Cigar AficionadoPresident Trump Tightens Sanctions on Cuba–No Cigars, No Rum and No Hotel Lodging for Americans  Cigar Aficionado

Cuba-Rushford, Genesee Valley go virtual due to COVID-19 case - Olean Times HeraldCuba-Rushford, Genesee Valley go virtual due to COVID-19 case  Olean Times Herald

A viral photo showed former NBA star Delonte West homeless. Mark Cuban found him and picked him up. - The Washington PostA viral photo showed former NBA star Delonte West homeless. Mark Cuban found him and picked him up.  The Washington Post

Andres Oppenheimer column: Sadly, it's not a joke: Cuba, China, Russia about to join U.N. Human Rights Council - Richmond.comAndres Oppenheimer column: Sadly, it's not a joke: Cuba, China, Russia about to join U.N. Human Rights Council  Richmond.com

Chicago Cubs Among Teams Scouting Cuban Outfield Prospect Luis Pino - bleachernation.comChicago Cubs Among Teams Scouting Cuban Outfield Prospect Luis Pino  bleachernation.com

Cuba elected to Human Rights Council by 88% of UN Members - Granma EnglishCuba elected to Human Rights Council by 88% of UN Members  Granma English

Caravan participants support Trump, demand liberation of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua - Miami HeraldCaravan participants support Trump, demand liberation of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua  Miami Herald

Mark Cuban shares update on Delonte West's recovery: 'He has taken the first steps' - CBS SportsMark Cuban shares update on Delonte West's recovery: 'He has taken the first steps'  CBS Sports

Caring for Cuban Crocodiles: Stories from a Real-life Zoo Guardian - Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology InstituteCaring for Cuban Crocodiles: Stories from a Real-life Zoo Guardian  Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Tropical Development Near Cuba Could Bring More Rain to Florida This Weekend - WMFETropical Development Near Cuba Could Bring More Rain to Florida This Weekend  WMFE

Cuban Americans’ support for Trump is a mystery - The Washington PostCuban Americans’ support for Trump is a mystery  The Washington Post

Cuba Is Exporting Doctors to Make Up for Lost Tourism Revenue - BloombergQuintCuba Is Exporting Doctors to Make Up for Lost Tourism Revenue  BloombergQuint

Cuba and the US: A love-hate relationship - DW (English)Cuba and the US: A love-hate relationship  DW (English)

Cuba imposes Havana lockdown as coronavirus spreads - Aljazeera.comCuba imposes Havana lockdown as coronavirus spreads  Aljazeera.com

Cuba: Protest Over Police Killing Suppressed - Human Rights WatchCuba: Protest Over Police Killing Suppressed  Human Rights Watch

Donald Trump announces new sanctions on Cuba - Economic TimesDonald Trump announces new sanctions on Cuba  Economic Times

On Cuba's National Rebellion Day, A Reminder that State-Generated Social Capital Matters - The WireOn Cuba's National Rebellion Day, A Reminder that State-Generated Social Capital Matters  The Wire

Cuba’s Economy Was Hurting. The Pandemic Brought a Food Crisis. - The New York TimesCuba’s Economy Was Hurting. The Pandemic Brought a Food Crisis.  The New York Times

What Cuban scientists taught me about the power of real teamwork - Science MagazineWhat Cuban scientists taught me about the power of real teamwork  Science Magazine

Cuba to begin clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine - Anadolu AgencyCuba to begin clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine  Anadolu Agency

Cuba: Repressive Rules for Doctors Working Abroad - Human Rights WatchCuba: Repressive Rules for Doctors Working Abroad  Human Rights Watch

From Cuba with care - The HinduFrom Cuba with care  The Hindu

Coronavirus response: why Cuba is such an interesting case - The Conversation UKCoronavirus response: why Cuba is such an interesting case  The Conversation UK

How Cuba and Uruguay are quashing coronavirus as neighbours struggle - New Scientist NewsHow Cuba and Uruguay are quashing coronavirus as neighbours struggle  New Scientist News

Closing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory - Reuters IndiaClosing in on all sides: Cuba nears declaring coronavirus victory  Reuters India

Pandemic May Be The Push To Open Cuba's State-Controlled Economy - NPRPandemic May Be The Push To Open Cuba's State-Controlled Economy  NPR

Cuba sets example with successful programme to contain coronavirus - The GuardianCuba sets example with successful programme to contain coronavirus  The Guardian

Cuba's 'outrageous' bid to join the UN Human Rights Council - US Embassy in GeorgiaCuba's 'outrageous' bid to join the UN Human Rights Council  US Embassy in Georgia

All about Cuba’s ‘wonder drug’ being pitched against coronavirus - THE WEEKAll about Cuba’s ‘wonder drug’ being pitched against coronavirus  THE WEEK

Cuba to scrap 'too restrictive' private-sector activities list as economic pressures grow - ReutersCuba to scrap 'too restrictive' private-sector activities list as economic pressures grow  Reuters

Lift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US - UN NewsLift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US  UN News

Cuba's Government Throws Its Repressive Playbook at a Journalist - Human Rights WatchCuba's Government Throws Its Repressive Playbook at a Journalist  Human Rights Watch

Cuba eyes first official peso devaluation since 1959 revolution - Aljazeera.comCuba eyes first official peso devaluation since 1959 revolution  Aljazeera.com

Presidential Message on Cuban Independence Day, 2020 - Whitehouse.govPresidential Message on Cuban Independence Day, 2020  Whitehouse.gov

Cuba sends 'white coat army' of doctors to fight coronavirus in different countries - NBC NewsCuba sends 'white coat army' of doctors to fight coronavirus in different countries  NBC News

Cuba: Castro vs the World review – a triumph of historical illumination - The GuardianCuba: Castro vs the World review – a triumph of historical illumination  The Guardian

America Is Obsessed With Cuba. But What Do We Know About Its Citizens? - The New York TimesAmerica Is Obsessed With Cuba. But What Do We Know About Its Citizens?  The New York Times

Dollar back in Cuba as pandemic and US sanctions hammer economy - The GuardianDollar back in Cuba as pandemic and US sanctions hammer economy  The Guardian

Cuba to Launch New Measures to Curb Surge in Coronavirus Cases - Voice of AmericaCuba to Launch New Measures to Curb Surge in Coronavirus Cases  Voice of America