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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My rabbit for your detergent? Cubans turn to barter as shortages worsen - ReutersMy rabbit for your detergent? Cubans turn to barter as shortages worsen  Reuters

Wish I were there: Baracoa and the siren song of old Cuba - Financial TimesWish I were there: Baracoa and the siren song of old Cuba  Financial Times

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

Cuba’s Offline Quarantine - SlateCuba’s Offline Quarantine  Slate

The results of Cuban science are a source of pride - Granma EnglishThe results of Cuban science are a source of pride  Granma English

Feature: Balcony concert in Cuba signals solidarity amid lockdown - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Balcony concert in Cuba signals solidarity amid lockdown - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Growing tensions with Cuba cause growing tensions in Colombia - Colombia ReportsGrowing tensions with Cuba cause growing tensions in Colombia  Colombia Reports

Cuba wants Cubans abroad to open accounts in its banks, and the embargo might allow it. - Miami HeraldCuba wants Cubans abroad to open accounts in its banks, and the embargo might allow it.  Miami Herald

Using a Terrorism List to Squeeze Cuba and Venezuela - LawfareUsing a Terrorism List to Squeeze Cuba and Venezuela  Lawfare

How to rebuild after the economic pain from COVID-19? Study Cuba - National ObserverHow to rebuild after the economic pain from COVID-19? Study Cuba  National Observer

Cuba closer to reopening tourism industry - CGTN AmericaCuba closer to reopening tourism industry  CGTN America

June kicked off for Cuba with 9 coronavirus infections and no deaths, according to today's report - OnCubaNewsJune kicked off for Cuba with 9 coronavirus infections and no deaths, according to today's report  OnCubaNews

How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19 - Monthly ReviewHow Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19  Monthly Review

Cuban LGBTQ activists and media correspondents harassed with death threats - Washington BladeCuban LGBTQ activists and media correspondents harassed with death threats  Washington Blade

US sanctions are hindering the distribution of Cuban drugs combating Covid-19 - Open DemocracyUS sanctions are hindering the distribution of Cuban drugs combating Covid-19  Open Democracy

How Cubans Lost Faith in Revolution - The New York TimesHow Cubans Lost Faith in Revolution  The New York Times

Cuba is preparing to reopen airports shut down due to coronavirus. Tickets selling online - Miami HeraldCuba is preparing to reopen airports shut down due to coronavirus. Tickets selling online  Miami Herald

Cuba: US relations with Havana sank to a new low - Republic World - Republic WorldCuba: US relations with Havana sank to a new low - Republic World  Republic World

Cuba uses the coronavirus crisis to continue to harass, imprison religious leaders | Opinion - Miami HeraldCuba uses the coronavirus crisis to continue to harass, imprison religious leaders | Opinion  Miami Herald

How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID | 48 hills - 48 HillsHow Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID | 48 hills  48 Hills

Brazil lets Cuban doctors resume work amid coronavirus struggle - Al Jazeera EnglishBrazil lets Cuban doctors resume work amid coronavirus struggle  Al Jazeera English

Cuban-Americans have a distinct choice in November. It’s clearly Joe Biden | Opinion - South Florida Sun Senti - South Florida Sun SentinelCuban-Americans have a distinct choice in November. It’s clearly Joe Biden | Opinion - South Florida Sun Senti  South Florida Sun Sentinel

NK leader stresses close relations with Cuba in birthday message to Raul Castro - Yonhap NewsNK leader stresses close relations with Cuba in birthday message to Raul Castro  Yonhap News

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

Mexico's Association Jose Marti denounces US agressions against Cuba - Prensa LatinaMexico's Association Jose Marti denounces US agressions against Cuba  Prensa Latina

Itolizumab, Biocon's drug with Cuban link, in hunt for COVID-19 breakthrough - MoneycontrolItolizumab, Biocon's drug with Cuban link, in hunt for COVID-19 breakthrough  Moneycontrol

Orchestra Wellington Gets Classical On Cuba - Scoop.co.nzOrchestra Wellington Gets Classical On Cuba  Scoop.co.nz

Hey, South Florida Cold Warriors: Why Is The Cuban Regime Still Standing? - WLRNHey, South Florida Cold Warriors: Why Is The Cuban Regime Still Standing?  WLRN

Cuba's inclusion in US list distort true, Foreign Minister says - Prensa LatinaCuba's inclusion in US list distort true, Foreign Minister says  Prensa Latina

Cuba begins mass testing for Covid-19 as new cases fall to fewer than 20 per day - The GuardianCuba begins mass testing for Covid-19 as new cases fall to fewer than 20 per day  The Guardian

Cuba califica de "ingrato" a gobierno colombiano | National - Walla Walla Union-BulletinCuba califica de "ingrato" a gobierno colombiano | National  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Cuba pockets $70 million for its doctors in Algeria, but has not paid them salaries since March - Miami HeraldCuba pockets $70 million for its doctors in Algeria, but has not paid them salaries since March  Miami Herald

Cuts to public health in Cuba might aggravate coronavirus crisis - Miami HeraldCuts to public health in Cuba might aggravate coronavirus crisis  Miami Herald

US weighs returning Cuba to list of 'state sponsors of terrorism' - Al Jazeera EnglishUS weighs returning Cuba to list of 'state sponsors of terrorism'  Al Jazeera English

U.S. continues to organize flights out of Cuba for Americans - WPLG Local 10U.S. continues to organize flights out of Cuba for Americans  WPLG Local 10

Online shopping highlights Cuba's inequality in time of coronavirus - Yahoo NewsOnline shopping highlights Cuba's inequality in time of coronavirus  Yahoo News

How will the recovery of tourism in Cuba take place? - OnCubaNewsHow will the recovery of tourism in Cuba take place?  OnCubaNews

Stem cells to treat post COVID-19 lung disease in Cuba - Granma EnglishStem cells to treat post COVID-19 lung disease in Cuba  Granma English

Large contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus: sources - ReutersLarge contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus: sources  Reuters

‘Doctor diplomacy’: Cuba seeks to make its mark in Europe amid Covid-19 crisis - The Guardian‘Doctor diplomacy’: Cuba seeks to make its mark in Europe amid Covid-19 crisis  The Guardian

Detained Cubans on hunger strike - Valley morning StarDetained Cubans on hunger strike  Valley morning Star

‘Banks Let The Past Hold Back Their Future’: Mark Cuban On The Launch Of PPP.Bank - Forbes‘Banks Let The Past Hold Back Their Future’: Mark Cuban On The Launch Of PPP.Bank  Forbes

Cuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll - ReutersCuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll  Reuters

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban implores white people to end racism - Daily MailMavericks owner Mark Cuban implores white people to end racism  Daily Mail

Diaz-Canel ratifies Cuba defends peace without conditions - Prensa LatinaDiaz-Canel ratifies Cuba defends peace without conditions  Prensa Latina

Cuba's LGBTQ community is living a week of celebrations and controversy - Washington BladeCuba's LGBTQ community is living a week of celebrations and controversy  Washington Blade

"We are Doing All That We Can" - Embassy of SVG in Cuba - Searchlight Newspaper"We are Doing All That We Can" - Embassy of SVG in Cuba  Searchlight Newspaper

US Pressure on Cuba to Extradite ELN Leaders Unlikely to Succeed - Insightcrime.orgUS Pressure on Cuba to Extradite ELN Leaders Unlikely to Succeed  Insightcrime.org

Cubans stranded in Moscow will be able to return to island on special flight - OnCubaNewsCubans stranded in Moscow will be able to return to island on special flight  OnCubaNews

Amazon Lands Norma Percy’s BBC/Arte Documentary ‘Cuba: The Revolution And The World’ - DeadlineAmazon Lands Norma Percy’s BBC/Arte Documentary ‘Cuba: The Revolution And The World’  Deadline

Cuban government blames health workers for coronavirus outbreak in hospital - Miami HeraldCuban government blames health workers for coronavirus outbreak in hospital  Miami Herald

Official forecast: Infection curve flattening, zero new cases by late May - Cuba Standard.comOfficial forecast: Infection curve flattening, zero new cases by late May  Cuba Standard.com

How Cuba’s Spies Keep Winning - The Wall Street JournalHow Cuba’s Spies Keep Winning  The Wall Street Journal

'Corona town': Cuban graffiti depicts anguish, urges courage - Reuters'Corona town': Cuban graffiti depicts anguish, urges courage  Reuters

Fresh Bite Brings Cuban Flair to Casual Dining - rutherfordsource.comFresh Bite Brings Cuban Flair to Casual Dining  rutherfordsource.com

Brazilian foundation: Cuban doctors deserve Nobel Peace Prize - Prensa LatinaBrazilian foundation: Cuban doctors deserve Nobel Peace Prize  Prensa Latina

Cuba slams US over shooting attack on embassy in Washington - CNNCuba slams US over shooting attack on embassy in Washington  CNN

A Cuban lifeline to CARICOM - Global AmericansA Cuban lifeline to CARICOM  Global Americans

Every error in the COVID-19 battle is a setback - Granma EnglishEvery error in the COVID-19 battle is a setback  Granma English

Two Cuban doctors residing in Ecuador die from coronavirus - OnCubaNewsTwo Cuban doctors residing in Ecuador die from coronavirus  OnCubaNews

With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race - ReutersWith Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race  Reuters

The 'white coat' brigades: Cuba's international bid to combat COVID-19 - Equal TimesThe 'white coat' brigades: Cuba's international bid to combat COVID-19  Equal Times

Butcher to give virtual talk on Cuba photographs - Sarasota Herald-TribuneButcher to give virtual talk on Cuba photographs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Cuba stopped producing some 7000 tons of pork in first quarter of year - OnCubaNewsCuba stopped producing some 7000 tons of pork in first quarter of year  OnCubaNews

In a sign of solidarity, Mark Cuban, Mavericks join Dallas community in honoring the memory of George Floyd - The Dallas Morning NewsIn a sign of solidarity, Mark Cuban, Mavericks join Dallas community in honoring the memory of George Floyd  The Dallas Morning News

Cubans residing in United Kingdom raise more than 30000 dollars to combat COVID-19 in Cuba - OnCubaNewsCubans residing in United Kingdom raise more than 30000 dollars to combat COVID-19 in Cuba  OnCubaNews

Cuba's artists make music and dance on rooftops during lockdown - ReutersCuba's artists make music and dance on rooftops during lockdown  Reuters

Cuba calls attack on Washington embassy terrorism; police say gunman heard voices - ReutersCuba calls attack on Washington embassy terrorism; police say gunman heard voices  Reuters

Cuba Allows Foreigners to Open Bank Accounts - The Rio TimesCuba Allows Foreigners to Open Bank Accounts  The Rio Times

How the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded - Kashmir ReaderHow the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded  Kashmir Reader

More Cuban “tourists” in Russia's limbo - OnCubaNewsMore Cuban “tourists” in Russia's limbo  OnCubaNews

NAM Condemns Terrorist Attack against Cuban Embassy in Washington - EscambrayNAM Condemns Terrorist Attack against Cuban Embassy in Washington  Escambray

What We Are Reading Today: The Cubans by Anthony DePalma - Arab NewsWhat We Are Reading Today: The Cubans by Anthony DePalma  Arab News

More than 20 earthquakes and a tornado in eastern Cuba - OnCubaNewsMore than 20 earthquakes and a tornado in eastern Cuba  OnCubaNews

Cuban President condemns US terrorism and manipulation - Prensa LatinaCuban President condemns US terrorism and manipulation  Prensa Latina

Thousands of people in Cuba may have had early, undiagnosed cases of coronavirus - Miami HeraldThousands of people in Cuba may have had early, undiagnosed cases of coronavirus  Miami Herald

Cuban interferon proven effective against COVID-19 › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC - Granma EnglishCuban interferon proven effective against COVID-19 › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC  Granma English

This morning finds Cuba without deaths and with 20 cases of COVID-19 - OnCubaNewsThis morning finds Cuba without deaths and with 20 cases of COVID-19  OnCubaNews

Mark Cuban: Joe Biden showing 'empathy' toward protesters is a contrast with Trump - Fox NewsMark Cuban: Joe Biden showing 'empathy' toward protesters is a contrast with Trump  Fox News

Mark Cuban says the market is overvalued because it's 'almost impossible' to predict consumer demand - CNBCMark Cuban says the market is overvalued because it's 'almost impossible' to predict consumer demand  CNBC

Biden blames Trump for Cuba push to rejoin UN Human Rights Council, despite it being a member during Obama ... - Fox NewsBiden blames Trump for Cuba push to rejoin UN Human Rights Council, despite it being a member during Obama ...  Fox News

Mark Cuban suggests play-in tournament for final 2 seeds for NBA playoffs - ESPNMark Cuban suggests play-in tournament for final 2 seeds for NBA playoffs  ESPN

Billionaire Mark Cuban Has Ideas On What The Government Could Be Doing Far Better - ForbesBillionaire Mark Cuban Has Ideas On What The Government Could Be Doing Far Better  Forbes

Desi Arnaz (Cuba) – Song of the Day - Havana TimesDesi Arnaz (Cuba) – Song of the Day  Havana Times

PETA wants Mark Cuban to turn 'The O' into vegan hot dog spot - TribLIVEPETA wants Mark Cuban to turn 'The O' into vegan hot dog spot  TribLIVE

World premiere: Watch Jimmy Buffett’s ’15 Cuban Minutes’ video - Miami HeraldWorld premiere: Watch Jimmy Buffett’s ’15 Cuban Minutes’ video  Miami Herald

A shattered leg and shattered trust: Granddaughter of Cuban freedom fighters injured at Toledo George Floyd protest - WTOLA shattered leg and shattered trust: Granddaughter of Cuban freedom fighters injured at Toledo George Floyd protest  WTOL

Transformative thinking required › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC - Granma EnglishTransformative thinking required › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC  Granma English

Cuba's Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It for COVID Health Crisis - TruthoutCuba's Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It for COVID Health Crisis  Truthout

Maduro Sends Iranian Oil to Cuba Before Refilling Venezuelan Gasoline Stations - PanAm PostMaduro Sends Iranian Oil to Cuba Before Refilling Venezuelan Gasoline Stations  PanAm Post

Mark Cuban and a bank CEO who first connected over Twitter built a free site to make it easier to apply for PPP loan forgiveness - Business InsiderMark Cuban and a bank CEO who first connected over Twitter built a free site to make it easier to apply for PPP loan forgiveness  Business Insider

Extra: Scorpion TV lands new titles; Brook Lapping sells “Cuba” doc worldwide - News LagoonExtra: Scorpion TV lands new titles; Brook Lapping sells “Cuba” doc worldwide  News Lagoon

Twilight, Cayo Coco, Cuba. By Taz Arora (Canada). Camera: Samsung SM-G965W - Havana TimesTwilight, Cayo Coco, Cuba. By Taz Arora (Canada). Camera: Samsung SM-G965W  Havana Times

Mark Cuban among donors helping to sustain Bonton Farms through pandemic - The Dallas Morning NewsMark Cuban among donors helping to sustain Bonton Farms through pandemic  The Dallas Morning News

Cuba Reports 9 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Past 24 Hours - EscambrayCuba Reports 9 New COVID-19 Cases Over the Past 24 Hours  Escambray

Cuba village board to meet Monday online | Allegany County - Olean Times HeraldCuba village board to meet Monday online | Allegany County  Olean Times Herald

Fidel's Cuba is long gone - The Conversation USFidel's Cuba is long gone  The Conversation US

Our Trip to Cuba: Celebrating the Cuban Revolution - The CitizenOur Trip to Cuba: Celebrating the Cuban Revolution  The Citizen

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

Thought you couldn't legally tour Cuba as an American? You can, and I did - CNNThought you couldn't legally tour Cuba as an American? You can, and I did  CNN