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

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela - Aljazeera.comUS slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela  Aljazeera.com

Cubans' resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite - The GuardianCubans' resilience sorely tested as US oil sanctions bite  The Guardian

Cuban Women Await Their #MeToo Moment - The New York TimesCuban Women Await Their #MeToo Moment  The New York Times

Alicia Alonso, Star of Cuba’s National Ballet, Dies at 98 - The New York TimesAlicia Alonso, Star of Cuba’s National Ballet, Dies at 98  The New York Times

Cuba reshuffles to improve governance, old guard removed from council of state - ReutersCuba reshuffles to improve governance, old guard removed from council of state  Reuters

Dragged down by the Venezuela crisis, Cuba seeks dollars to stay afloat - Miami HeraldDragged down by the Venezuela crisis, Cuba seeks dollars to stay afloat  Miami Herald

Feature: Chinese technology helps Cubans shift to solar energy - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese technology helps Cubans shift to solar energy - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Americas Media Initiative: A Cuban Visions Series that Closes Distances | OnCuba News - English - OnCubaNewsAmericas Media Initiative: A Cuban Visions Series that Closes Distances | OnCuba News - English  OnCubaNews

Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel makes history with Irish visit - The Irish TimesCuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel makes history with Irish visit  The Irish Times

7 Things You Need to Know About Going to Cuba Now - The New York Times7 Things You Need to Know About Going to Cuba Now  The New York Times

An Energy Crisis Is Putting Cuba’s Post-Castro Leadership to Its First Test - World Politics ReviewAn Energy Crisis Is Putting Cuba’s Post-Castro Leadership to Its First Test  World Politics Review

Trump Administration Ramps up Deportations to Cuba - TIMETrump Administration Ramps up Deportations to Cuba  TIME

A Cuban immigrant asked for asylum. After months of detention, he killed himself, ICE says. - The Washington PostA Cuban immigrant asked for asylum. After months of detention, he killed himself, ICE says.  The Washington Post

The art of Penjing is gaining popularity in Cuba - CGTN AmericaThe art of Penjing is gaining popularity in Cuba  CGTN America

Cuba’s cosmetic political moves amid repression, economic misery are a big yawn | Opinion - Miami HeraldCuba’s cosmetic political moves amid repression, economic misery are a big yawn | Opinion  Miami Herald

What is Causing Cuba's Fuel Shortage? - VOA Learning EnglishWhat is Causing Cuba's Fuel Shortage?  VOA Learning English

Renowned all-female collective will 'bring a slice of Cuba' to Orillia - OrilliaMatters.ComRenowned all-female collective will 'bring a slice of Cuba' to Orillia  OrilliaMatters.Com

At UN, Cuba slams US 'criminal' practices undermining country's development - UN NewsAt UN, Cuba slams US 'criminal' practices undermining country's development  UN News

Ballerina in Chief: Viengsay Valdés Takes the Reins at Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Dance MagazineBallerina in Chief: Viengsay Valdés Takes the Reins at Ballet Nacional de Cuba  Dance Magazine

U.S. dollar makes a comeback in Cuba to fight capital flight - NasdaqU.S. dollar makes a comeback in Cuba to fight capital flight  Nasdaq

What is Causing Cuba's Acute Shortage of Fuel? - VOA NewsWhat is Causing Cuba's Acute Shortage of Fuel?  VOA News

U.S. issues travel ban for Cuba's Castro over human rights accusations, support for Venezuela's Maduro - ReutersU.S. issues travel ban for Cuba's Castro over human rights accusations, support for Venezuela's Maduro  Reuters

Visual arts review | Artists from Columbus, Cuba join forces for intriguing central Ohio exhibits - The Columbus DispatchVisual arts review | Artists from Columbus, Cuba join forces for intriguing central Ohio exhibits  The Columbus Dispatch

Venezuela Ditches Cuba-Style Controls, Helping Companies Survive - BloombergVenezuela Ditches Cuba-Style Controls, Helping Companies Survive  Bloomberg

FACT: Cuba Hosted Russian Spy Planes to Use Against America - Yahoo NewsFACT: Cuba Hosted Russian Spy Planes to Use Against America  Yahoo News

Cuba's 'sonic weapon' may have been mosquito gas - BBC NewsCuba's 'sonic weapon' may have been mosquito gas  BBC News

Cuban Art Has Its Moment in the Spotlight - Barron'sCuban Art Has Its Moment in the Spotlight  Barron's

In show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future - Minneapolis Star TribuneIn show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s - ReutersAmazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s  Reuters

Cuba is slowly losing a lifeline as Venezuela collapses - Los Angeles TimesCuba is slowly losing a lifeline as Venezuela collapses  Los Angeles Times

Discovering Cuba, an Island of Music - The New York TimesDiscovering Cuba, an Island of Music  The New York Times

U.S. slaps sanctions on firms moving Venezuelan oil to Cuba - ReutersU.S. slaps sanctions on firms moving Venezuelan oil to Cuba  Reuters

Cuba on High Alert as Dengue Epidemic Breaks Out Amid Economic Crisis - News18Cuba on High Alert as Dengue Epidemic Breaks Out Amid Economic Crisis  News18

Cuban soccer player goes missing before Nations League match in D.C. - The Washington PostCuban soccer player goes missing before Nations League match in D.C.  The Washington Post

Amid crippling sanctions, Cuba deploys oxen, wood-fired ovens to overcome fuel crisis - ReutersAmid crippling sanctions, Cuba deploys oxen, wood-fired ovens to overcome fuel crisis  Reuters

One Cuban soccer player is able to chase his pro dream in the U.S. — without defecting - The Washington PostOne Cuban soccer player is able to chase his pro dream in the U.S. — without defecting  The Washington Post

In Its Fight with Venezuela, the Trump Administration Takes Aim at Cuba - The New YorkerIn Its Fight with Venezuela, the Trump Administration Takes Aim at Cuba  The New Yorker

Child dies in Cuba after receiving vaccine made in India. It’s not the first time - Miami HeraldChild dies in Cuba after receiving vaccine made in India. It’s not the first time  Miami Herald

‘I don’t think it was suicide,’ says Cuban woman whose fiance was found dead in detention center - Miami Herald‘I don’t think it was suicide,’ says Cuban woman whose fiance was found dead in detention center  Miami Herald

GE to Pay $2.7 Million Over Cuba Sanctions - The Wall Street JournalGE to Pay $2.7 Million Over Cuba Sanctions  The Wall Street Journal

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to new charges in sex abuse case - CNNCuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to new charges in sex abuse case  CNN

Thomas Cook holidaymakers and crew 'trapped' in Cuba - BBC NewsThomas Cook holidaymakers and crew 'trapped' in Cuba  BBC News

Cuba's foreign minister says warmer relations with U.S. are 'irreversible' despite Trump policies - NBCNews.comCuba's foreign minister says warmer relations with U.S. are 'irreversible' despite Trump policies  NBCNews.com

Cuba to let citizens buy imports with foreign currencies - Minneapolis Star TribuneCuba to let citizens buy imports with foreign currencies  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cuba and Mexico strengthen ties in higher education | OnCuba News - English - OnCubaNewsCuba and Mexico strengthen ties in higher education | OnCuba News - English  OnCubaNews

Cuba Gooding Jr. Facing New Charge as Groping Trial Is Delayed - The New York TimesCuba Gooding Jr. Facing New Charge as Groping Trial Is Delayed  The New York Times

Literary Festival ends with celebration of Cuba - Brattleboro ReformerLiterary Festival ends with celebration of Cuba  Brattleboro Reformer

Russia, a lifesaver for Cuba? | OnCuba News - English - OnCubaNewsRussia, a lifesaver for Cuba? | OnCuba News - English  OnCubaNews

90 Years Of Cubana – How The Cuban Airline Still Stands Tall Today - Simple Flying90 Years Of Cubana – How The Cuban Airline Still Stands Tall Today  Simple Flying

He arrived from Cuba with virtually nothing; now he owns the Triangle's largest janitorial company - WTVD-TVHe arrived from Cuba with virtually nothing; now he owns the Triangle's largest janitorial company  WTVD-TV

More Cubans are being deported under the Trump administration - NBCNews.comMore Cubans are being deported under the Trump administration  NBCNews.com

Where is the best place to experience authentic Cuba? - The TimesWhere is the best place to experience authentic Cuba?  The Times

Cuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse, 12 New Accusers Surface - TMZCuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse, 12 New Accusers Surface  TMZ

He fled Castro on a cargo ship and became a political player in Miami’s Cuban community - Miami HeraldHe fled Castro on a cargo ship and became a political player in Miami’s Cuban community  Miami Herald

Phaedra Parks and Family Travel to Cuba: See Pictures | Lookbook - BravoPhaedra Parks and Family Travel to Cuba: See Pictures | Lookbook  Bravo

World Food Day ends this Saturday in Cuba - Prensa LatinaWorld Food Day ends this Saturday in Cuba  Prensa Latina

Solidarity Network boosts support for Cuba with annual meeting in US - Prensa LatinaSolidarity Network boosts support for Cuba with annual meeting in US  Prensa Latina

Cuban American sues Expedia over hotel built on his family home in Cuba - Miami HeraldCuban American sues Expedia over hotel built on his family home in Cuba  Miami Herald

In Cuba, he ran a prison. In Miami, he’s going to one. - Miami HeraldIn Cuba, he ran a prison. In Miami, he’s going to one.  Miami Herald

Where Three Women's Journey from Cuba to America Left Them - Yahoo NewsWhere Three Women's Journey from Cuba to America Left Them  Yahoo News

Cuba relaxes restrictions on spending foreign money - The TimesCuba relaxes restrictions on spending foreign money  The Times

Cuban Emigres are Ignored by Cuba’s Government - Havana TimesCuban Emigres are Ignored by Cuba’s Government  Havana Times

Honduras, Cuba to sign deal on deporting some Cuban migrants: Honduran president - Reuters.comHonduras, Cuba to sign deal on deporting some Cuban migrants: Honduran president  Reuters.com

Cuba Gooding Jr. hit with new charge in groping case - CNNCuba Gooding Jr. hit with new charge in groping case  CNN

Weston McKennie's historic hat trick highlights USMNT rout of Cuba in Nations League - Yahoo SportsWeston McKennie's historic hat trick highlights USMNT rout of Cuba in Nations League  Yahoo Sports

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98 - CNACuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98  CNA

Plano Fire-Rescue Engineer Brent Cuba Found Deceased In His McKinney Home - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthPlano Fire-Rescue Engineer Brent Cuba Found Deceased In His McKinney Home  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DeKraay: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis | Letters - Journal TimesDeKraay: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis | Letters  Journal Times

Havoc in Havana leads to wedding bell blues for Canadians married to Cubans - Toronto StarHavoc in Havana leads to wedding bell blues for Canadians married to Cubans  Toronto Star

Death in ICE custody: Death of Cuban asylum seeker at Louisiana sparks cries of reform: "Justice is needed" - CBS NewsDeath in ICE custody: Death of Cuban asylum seeker at Louisiana sparks cries of reform: "Justice is needed"  CBS News

Mark Cuban gave out his cell number for anyone to pitch him — here's what he says about the texts he's received - CNBCMark Cuban gave out his cell number for anyone to pitch him — here's what he says about the texts he's received  CNBC

Prosecutors Won't Charge Cuba Gooding Jr. After Groping Allegation - EssenceProsecutors Won't Charge Cuba Gooding Jr. After Groping Allegation  Essence

Venezuela defends Cuba ties after Trump calls Maduro 'Cuban puppet' - ReutersVenezuela defends Cuba ties after Trump calls Maduro 'Cuban puppet'  Reuters

The Documentary, Cuba's digital revolution - BBC NewsThe Documentary, Cuba's digital revolution  BBC News

KDKA Exclusive: Pittsburgh School Board Reprimands Supt. Anthony Hamlet Over Unauthorized Cuba Trip - CBS PittsburghKDKA Exclusive: Pittsburgh School Board Reprimands Supt. Anthony Hamlet Over Unauthorized Cuba Trip  CBS Pittsburgh

Two B.C. cops to face disciplinary hearing after Cuban vacation - Vancouver SunTwo B.C. cops to face disciplinary hearing after Cuban vacation  Vancouver Sun

This photographer traveled across 10-plus countries following two women trying to reach the U.S. from Cuba - Washington PostThis photographer traveled across 10-plus countries following two women trying to reach the U.S. from Cuba  Washington Post

Cuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody - Human Rights WatchCuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody  Human Rights Watch

Crypto in Cuba Faces Challenges Despite Growing Adoption, Overview - CointelegraphCrypto in Cuba Faces Challenges Despite Growing Adoption, Overview  Cointelegraph

Toronto food truck caught up in Trump’s battle with Cuba - Toronto StarToronto food truck caught up in Trump’s battle with Cuba  Toronto Star

Mark Cuban: This is the 'biggest mistake' people make when starting a business - CNBCMark Cuban: This is the 'biggest mistake' people make when starting a business  CNBC

'Shark Tank': Why Mark Cuban invested $600,000 into a business that turns human ashes into diamonds - CNBC'Shark Tank': Why Mark Cuban invested $600,000 into a business that turns human ashes into diamonds  CNBC

Cuban President will participate in XVIII NAM Summit - Prensa LatinaCuban President will participate in XVIII NAM Summit  Prensa Latina

Billionaire Mark Cuban: 'I hate meetings'—here's what he does instead to boost productivity - CNBCBillionaire Mark Cuban: 'I hate meetings'—here's what he does instead to boost productivity  CNBC

After Cuba and South Africa, next stop for Minnesota Orchestra is Vietnam - Star TribuneAfter Cuba and South Africa, next stop for Minnesota Orchestra is Vietnam  Star Tribune

Putin agrees NEW nuclear deal with Cuba as Russia ramps up pressure on Trump's US - Express.co.ukPutin agrees NEW nuclear deal with Cuba as Russia ramps up pressure on Trump's US  Express.co.uk

Canadian Musician Jane Bunnett And Her Connection To Cuban Music : Alt.Latino - NPRCanadian Musician Jane Bunnett And Her Connection To Cuban Music : Alt.Latino  NPR

‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban reportedly donates $50k to Grand Strand domestic violence center - Live 5 News WCSC‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban reportedly donates $50k to Grand Strand domestic violence center  Live 5 News WCSC

Josh Sargent to start for US against Cuba - Sounder At HeartJosh Sargent to start for US against Cuba  Sounder At Heart

How Some Cubans Experienced the Recent Protests in Ecuador - Havana TimesHow Some Cubans Experienced the Recent Protests in Ecuador  Havana Times

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charges in groping case - CNNCuba Gooding Jr. faces new charges in groping case  CNN

Barron's Finds Opportunities in Contemporary Cuban Art - Cuban Art NewsBarron's Finds Opportunities in Contemporary Cuban Art  Cuban Art News

Mark Cuban says he needs permission to run for president: 'My family voted it down' - CNBCMark Cuban says he needs permission to run for president: 'My family voted it down'  CNBC

NY Prosecutors: Cuba Gooding Jr. Groped 14 Women Across The U.S. - GothamistNY Prosecutors: Cuba Gooding Jr. Groped 14 Women Across The U.S.  Gothamist

The Watergate Cubans | OnCuba News - English - OnCubaNewsThe Watergate Cubans | OnCuba News - English  OnCubaNews

USA vs. Cuba, 2019 Concacaf Nations League: Man of the match - Stars and Stripes FCUSA vs. Cuba, 2019 Concacaf Nations League: Man of the match  Stars and Stripes FC

Cuban asylum seekers once welcomed into the U.S. face new roadblocks with Remain in Mexico - The San Diego Union-TribuneCuban asylum seekers once welcomed into the U.S. face new roadblocks with Remain in Mexico  The San Diego Union-Tribune

USMNT Vs Cuba: 3 things we learned – Weston McKennie makes history - MLS MultiplexUSMNT Vs Cuba: 3 things we learned – Weston McKennie makes history  MLS Multiplex

USA vs. Cuba - Match History & Preview - Five Things to Know - U.S. SoccerUSA vs. Cuba - Match History & Preview - Five Things to Know  U.S. Soccer