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
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Rap hit rattles leaders of communist Cuba - FRANCE 24Rap hit rattles leaders of communist Cuba  FRANCE 24

MEPs urge EU to fire ambassador to Cuba - POLITICO.euMEPs urge EU to fire ambassador to Cuba  POLITICO.eu

Reggaeton rebellion - A music video rattles Cuba's regime | The Americas - The EconomistReggaeton rebellion - A music video rattles Cuba's regime | The Americas  The Economist

Cuba Is One Step Closer to Launching its Own Anti-COVID Vaccines - NewsClickCuba Is One Step Closer to Launching its Own Anti-COVID Vaccines  NewsClick

Explained: Why Cuba’s economic reforms are significant - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why Cuba’s economic reforms are significant  The Indian Express

A Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels - The White HouseA Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels  The White House

‘I can’t buy food’: As Cuba’s economy worsens, desperate rafters risk their lives at sea - Miami Herald‘I can’t buy food’: As Cuba’s economy worsens, desperate rafters risk their lives at sea  Miami Herald

Cuba expands the private sector to spark economy - University of MiamiCuba expands the private sector to spark economy  University of Miami

The unintended environmental benefit of Cuba's isolation - National GeographicThe unintended environmental benefit of Cuba's isolation  National Geographic

Cuba Imposes New Restrictions in Havana to Slow COVID-19 Spread - Voice of AmericaCuba Imposes New Restrictions in Havana to Slow COVID-19 Spread  Voice of America

Feature: Cuba launches entrepreneurship initiative to empower homemakers during pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Cuba launches entrepreneurship initiative to empower homemakers during pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

US Coast Guard returns five to Cuba – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com - Nation NewsUS Coast Guard returns five to Cuba – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com  Nation News

Sixty Years of Failure: Time to End the Cuban Embargo - International Policy DigestSixty Years of Failure: Time to End the Cuban Embargo  International Policy Digest

'Sun, sea, sand and Soberana 02': Cuba open to inoculating tourists with homegrown Covid vaccine - CNBC'Sun, sea, sand and Soberana 02': Cuba open to inoculating tourists with homegrown Covid vaccine  CNBC

It’s time for Canada to strengthen our ties with Cuba - The Globe and MailIt’s time for Canada to strengthen our ties with Cuba  The Globe and Mail

Cuban Musicians and Artists Collaborate on Viral, Political Music Video - HyperallergicCuban Musicians and Artists Collaborate on Viral, Political Music Video  Hyperallergic

After a long wait, Cuba opens the door to more capitalism - CNNAfter a long wait, Cuba opens the door to more capitalism  CNN

COVID-19: Cuban Lutheran church extends food and psychosocial aid - The Lutheran World FederationCOVID-19: Cuban Lutheran church extends food and psychosocial aid  The Lutheran World Federation

Cubans Study a Shrinking List of Banned Private Enterprises - The New York TimesCubans Study a Shrinking List of Banned Private Enterprises  The New York Times

Eight Cuban migrants rescued after styrofoam boat capsizes off Florida - The GuardianEight Cuban migrants rescued after styrofoam boat capsizes off Florida  The Guardian

How Cuba's artists took to the kitchen to earn their crust in lockdown - The GuardianHow Cuba's artists took to the kitchen to earn their crust in lockdown  The Guardian

Cuba Is Opening Up Its Economy. But Don't Call It a Shift to Capitalism Just Yet - TIMECuba Is Opening Up Its Economy. But Don't Call It a Shift to Capitalism Just Yet  TIME

Cuba and Kenya continue efforts for return of kidnapped doctors - OnCubaNewsCuba and Kenya continue efforts for return of kidnapped doctors  OnCubaNews

Cuba will now make travellers quarantine to stop the spread of virus - Hindustan TimesCuba will now make travellers quarantine to stop the spread of virus  Hindustan Times

Will US diplomats finally return to Havana, after a rash of mystery injuries? - CNNWill US diplomats finally return to Havana, after a rash of mystery injuries?  CNN

Coronavirus Vaccine Nears Final Tests in Cuba. Tourists May Be Inoculated. - The New York TimesCoronavirus Vaccine Nears Final Tests in Cuba. Tourists May Be Inoculated.  The New York Times

Time To Open The Door To Cuba – Eugene Weekly - Eugene WeeklyTime To Open The Door To Cuba – Eugene Weekly  Eugene Weekly

Calls for 'art strike' against state-run cultural institutions in Cuba - Art NewspaperCalls for 'art strike' against state-run cultural institutions in Cuba  Art Newspaper

What the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about US-Iran diplomacy today - Open DemocracyWhat the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about US-Iran diplomacy today  Open Democracy

Cuban anti-Communist anthem featuring Gente de Zona goes viral, sparks state fury - ReutersCuban anti-Communist anthem featuring Gente de Zona goes viral, sparks state fury  Reuters

Cuba is close to producing a COVID vaccine and hopes to draw tourists with it - KCRWCuba is close to producing a COVID vaccine and hopes to draw tourists with it  KCRW

BOYS HOOPS: Randolph goes all 12 rounds with top-ranked Cuba City, falls 70-66 in sectional semifinals - Beaver Dam Daily CitizenBOYS HOOPS: Randolph goes all 12 rounds with top-ranked Cuba City, falls 70-66 in sectional semifinals  Beaver Dam Daily Citizen

An Inside Look at Cuba’s Constant Struggle for Clean Water - The New York TimesAn Inside Look at Cuba’s Constant Struggle for Clean Water  The New York Times

Cuba's Revolutionary Square got a new name on Google Maps. It didn't mention the rebels - Herald-Mail MediaCuba's Revolutionary Square got a new name on Google Maps. It didn't mention the rebels  Herald-Mail Media

Day Zero: how and why Cuba unified its dual currency system | LSE Latin America and Caribbean - LSE Latin America and CaribbeanDay Zero: how and why Cuba unified its dual currency system | LSE Latin America and Caribbean  LSE Latin America and Caribbean

Boat Carrying Cubans Capsizes Off Florida Coast; 2nd Group Rescued After 16 Days at Sea - NBC 6 South FloridaBoat Carrying Cubans Capsizes Off Florida Coast; 2nd Group Rescued After 16 Days at Sea  NBC 6 South Florida

HUNTER: Family seeks answers in case of Niagara man believed slain in Cuba - Toronto SunHUNTER: Family seeks answers in case of Niagara man believed slain in Cuba  Toronto Sun

Family waits for news of Cuban who survived voyage on boat made out of Styrofoam and rebar - WPLG Local 10Family waits for news of Cuban who survived voyage on boat made out of Styrofoam and rebar  WPLG Local 10

Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78 - The New York TimesFernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78  The New York Times

Cuba gripped in dollar frenzy, peso under pressure - FRANCE 24Cuba gripped in dollar frenzy, peso under pressure  FRANCE 24

“Homeland or Death” resounds honoring Cuba's independence struggle - Granma English“Homeland or Death” resounds honoring Cuba's independence struggle  Granma English

A Return to Détente With Cuba - Foreign Affairs MagazineA Return to Détente With Cuba  Foreign Affairs Magazine

Cuba homegrown vaccine program pressing on without the West - Business InsiderCuba homegrown vaccine program pressing on without the West  Business Insider

Florida-bound Cuban pregnant women rescued at sea after migrants’ makeshift raft capsized - WPLG Local 10Florida-bound Cuban pregnant women rescued at sea after migrants’ makeshift raft capsized  WPLG Local 10

Cuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges - Inter Press ServiceCuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges  Inter Press Service

This week in Covid-19 news: Biden attempts to reassure, Cuba makes vaccine progress and governors are under fire. - The New York TimesThis week in Covid-19 news: Biden attempts to reassure, Cuba makes vaccine progress and governors are under fire.  The New York Times

Cuba-Rushford asks retiring librarian to help ease in her replacement - Olean Times HeraldCuba-Rushford asks retiring librarian to help ease in her replacement  Olean Times Herald

Meet the Cuban hotel owners turning to farming for survival - EuronewsMeet the Cuban hotel owners turning to farming for survival  Euronews

US-Cuba lawsuits show no signs of slowing down as Maersk sued - TradeWindsUS-Cuba lawsuits show no signs of slowing down as Maersk sued  TradeWinds

In an Unprecedented Action, Thousands of Cubans Are Publicly Demanding the Resignation of Culture Minister Alpidio Alonso - artnet NewsIn an Unprecedented Action, Thousands of Cubans Are Publicly Demanding the Resignation of Culture Minister Alpidio Alonso  artnet News

TikTok ecommerce push, Cuba invites private business, a new green world order - Financial TimesTikTok ecommerce push, Cuba invites private business, a new green world order  Financial Times

At least 5 dead in helicopter crash in Cuba - ANI NewsAt least 5 dead in helicopter crash in Cuba  ANI News

Three Cubans survive on coconuts for 33 days on uninhabited island - BBC NewsThree Cubans survive on coconuts for 33 days on uninhabited island  BBC News

US botched initial response to diplomats' brain injuries in Cuba: Declassified report - ABC NewsUS botched initial response to diplomats' brain injuries in Cuba: Declassified report  ABC News

Cuba's imports from China slump 40% in 2020, extending long decline - ReutersCuba's imports from China slump 40% in 2020, extending long decline  Reuters

Cubans face an impossible choice: Go hungry or risk virus - CNNCubans face an impossible choice: Go hungry or risk virus  CNN

What Cuba wants from Joe Biden - CNNWhat Cuba wants from Joe Biden  CNN

Family of former London, Ont. restaurateur looks for answers to violent death in Cuba - CTV News LondonFamily of former London, Ont. restaurateur looks for answers to violent death in Cuba  CTV News London

U.S.: Biden extends emergency situation with respect to Cuba - OnCubaNewsU.S.: Biden extends emergency situation with respect to Cuba  OnCubaNews

Cuba and Venezuela open up, hesitantly, to the market - The EconomistCuba and Venezuela open up, hesitantly, to the market  The Economist

Cuba Names Journalism, Music Production, Cultural Programming as Among Banned Private Professions - ArtforumCuba Names Journalism, Music Production, Cultural Programming as Among Banned Private Professions  Artforum

U.S.-Cuba relations: Will Joe Biden pick up where Barack Obama left off? - Dal NewsU.S.-Cuba relations: Will Joe Biden pick up where Barack Obama left off?  Dal News

Optimism as Cuba set to test its own Covid vaccine - BBC NewsOptimism as Cuba set to test its own Covid vaccine  BBC News

Mark Cuban: If I were to start a business right now, this is what I would do - CNBCMark Cuban: If I were to start a business right now, this is what I would do  CNBC

Cuban Americans Need a New Story - OnCubaNewsCuban Americans Need a New Story  OnCubaNews

Cuba loses phone, internet connections for about 90 minutes - ReutersCuba loses phone, internet connections for about 90 minutes  Reuters

Classified assessment found slow and chaotic response to brain injuries affecting diplomats in Cuba - Washington PostClassified assessment found slow and chaotic response to brain injuries affecting diplomats in Cuba  Washington Post

Cuba to quarantine travelers amid COVID-19 surge - ReutersCuba to quarantine travelers amid COVID-19 surge  Reuters

Cerveceria ‘La Tropical' Begins Brewing Cuba's Oldest Beer in Wynwood - NBC 6 South FloridaCerveceria ‘La Tropical' Begins Brewing Cuba's Oldest Beer in Wynwood  NBC 6 South Florida

New report details US diplomats' lasting brain damage from embassy in Cuba - 9NewsNew report details US diplomats' lasting brain damage from embassy in Cuba  9News

Food for Thought: Cuban sandwiches find a home in Sandy Springs - Reporter NewspapersFood for Thought: Cuban sandwiches find a home in Sandy Springs  Reporter Newspapers

Some 4.4 million Cubans accessed mobile internet in 2020, according to ETECSA - OnCubaNewsSome 4.4 million Cubans accessed mobile internet in 2020, according to ETECSA  OnCubaNews

How Cubans make island Internet work for them - Ars TechnicaHow Cubans make island Internet work for them  Ars Technica

No cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist - Anadolu AgencyNo cure for SMA, but results may be near: Cuban neurologist  Anadolu Agency

Sen. Bob Menendez asks for ‘tangible results’ in possible negotiations with Cuba under Biden - Miami HeraldSen. Bob Menendez asks for ‘tangible results’ in possible negotiations with Cuba under Biden  Miami Herald

Crypto collectibles are selling for thousands — and celebrities like Mark Cuban are cashing in - CNBCCrypto collectibles are selling for thousands — and celebrities like Mark Cuban are cashing in  CNBC

'We've bigger worries than Covid – we're hungry': Cubans long for the return of tourists - Telegraph.co.uk'We've bigger worries than Covid – we're hungry': Cubans long for the return of tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

Family of Niagara man murdered in Cuba searching for answers - StCatharinesStandard.caFamily of Niagara man murdered in Cuba searching for answers  StCatharinesStandard.ca

Two of eight on capsized boat from Cuba released; others remain at facility in Broward County - TCPalmTwo of eight on capsized boat from Cuba released; others remain at facility in Broward County  TCPalm

'Patria y Vida': a Cuban political song - Miami Herald'Patria y Vida': a Cuban political song  Miami Herald

Tourism losses force Cuban farming return - The Phnom Penh PostTourism losses force Cuban farming return  The Phnom Penh Post

Mark Cuban on blockchain: 'It's like the early days of the internet' when 'a lot of people thought we were crazy' - CNBCMark Cuban on blockchain: 'It's like the early days of the internet' when 'a lot of people thought we were crazy'  CNBC

Cuban immigration concerns experts in South Florida - WPLG Local 10Cuban immigration concerns experts in South Florida  WPLG Local 10

Boys prep basketball: Dailey returns as Cuba City moves step closer to state - telegraphherald.comBoys prep basketball: Dailey returns as Cuba City moves step closer to state  telegraphherald.com

Torriente, 'Cuban Babe,' merits greater fame - MLB.comTorriente, 'Cuban Babe,' merits greater fame  MLB.com

Mark Cuban Thanks WallStreetBets for ‘Taking On Wall Street’ - BloombergQuintMark Cuban Thanks WallStreetBets for ‘Taking On Wall Street’  BloombergQuint

'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies - StateScoop'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies  StateScoop

Cuba Has Refused Deportation Flights, but ICE Isn't Letting Most Cubans Out of Detention – Mother Jones - Mother JonesCuba Has Refused Deportation Flights, but ICE Isn't Letting Most Cubans Out of Detention – Mother Jones  Mother Jones

Mayor Suarez On Miami Becoming A Tech Hub, Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine, The Chonga Contribution To Art & Culture - WLRNMayor Suarez On Miami Becoming A Tech Hub, Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine, The Chonga Contribution To Art & Culture  WLRN

82-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Ana Rodriguez Fighting To Keep Her Miami Home - CBS Miami82-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Ana Rodriguez Fighting To Keep Her Miami Home  CBS Miami

Cubans find EU asylum challenges and false hope in French Guiana - The New HumanitarianCubans find EU asylum challenges and false hope in French Guiana  The New Humanitarian

Cuban immigrants rescued in Florida after spending 16 days at sea - Miami HeraldCuban immigrants rescued in Florida after spending 16 days at sea  Miami Herald

'Nkame' at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art a mesmerizing journey through Belkis Ayón's dramatic iconography - The Register-Guard'Nkame' at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art a mesmerizing journey through Belkis Ayón's dramatic iconography  The Register-Guard

On the US-Mexico border as Cuban doctors seeking asylum treat immigrants - KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.comOn the US-Mexico border as Cuban doctors seeking asylum treat immigrants  KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com

Cuba Police Ask For Information Regarding Missing 16-Year-Old Girl - TAPinto.netCuba Police Ask For Information Regarding Missing 16-Year-Old Girl  TAPinto.net

Why Mark Cuban Follows the 'No Mentors' Rule - Inc.Why Mark Cuban Follows the 'No Mentors' Rule  Inc.

Best Cuban: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards - Orlando SentinelBest Cuban: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards  Orlando Sentinel

Mark Cuban’s Generic Drug Company Has Disruptive Potential In Niche Markets - ForbesMark Cuban’s Generic Drug Company Has Disruptive Potential In Niche Markets  Forbes

Mark Cuban says Dallas Mavericks 'didn't cancel the national anthem,' cites ongoing dialogue with community - ESPNMark Cuban says Dallas Mavericks 'didn't cancel the national anthem,' cites ongoing dialogue with community  ESPN

Mark Cuban is co-founding a podcast app where hosts can talk to fans live and monetize their conversations - The VergeMark Cuban is co-founding a podcast app where hosts can talk to fans live and monetize their conversations  The Verge