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Cuba as a Socialist Country

Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba stands as a prominent example of a socialist country, renowned for its revolutionary history, unique socio-economic system, and enduring commitment to socialist principles. Since the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the country has embarked on a transformative journey towards building a socialist society, marked by egalitarianism, social justice, and national… Read More »

Cuba Road Network

The autopistas of Cuba. The Via Blanca. According to wholevehicles, Cuba had more than 60,000 kilometers of roads in 1999, about half of which are paved. There is 670 kilometers of autopista. It must be said that the Cuban autopista does not come close to a Dutch motorway. A central reservation and markings are often… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Holguin, Cuba

The climate of Holguin According to shopareview, Holguin is a city in eastern Cuba and the capital of the province of the same name. Holguin is used by many tourists as a base for the neighboring coastal town of Guardalavaca. Holguin has a picturesque center, with a number of historic buildings and some beautiful city… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Guardalavaca, Cuba

The climate of Guardalavaca According to citypopulationreview, Guardalavaca is located on the northeast coast of Cuba , in the province of Holguin. Guardalavaca is one of the most important holiday destinations in Cuba. The snow-white beaches and the extremely clear water are certainly to blame for this. Divers and snorkelers can visit the coral reef… Read More »

Cuba Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Havana Population 1 million Language Spanish Religion Christian (59.2%), Atheist (23%), Afro-Cuban Religions (17.4%), Other (0.4%) State system one party government Head of State Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Head of government Manuel Marrero Cruz Currency name Cuban peso (CUP) Travel Time shift -6 hours Economy 2021 Nominal GDP (billion USD) 147.4 Economic growth… Read More »

Cuba Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: Republic of Cuba Cuba is a socialist country ruled by a communist regime. On April 10, 2019, a new… Read More »

What to See in Cuba

Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Guillermo island (Cuba) Cayo Guillermo is located 20 km west of Cayo Coco in the province of Ciego de Avila. Its area is only 18 sq. km. Cayo Guillermo is connected to Cayo Coco by an embankment dam, walking along which you can see dolphins swimming in the sea and pink flamingos… Read More »

History of Cuba

According to historyaah, the island of Cuba was discovered by H. Columbus on October 27, 1492. The colonization of the country by Spain began in 1511. The Indian tribes inhabiting it (Guanahatabei, Siboney, and Taino), under the leadership of their leaders Atuey and Guama, offered stubborn resistance to the conquerors, who transferred socio-political and economic… Read More »

Cuba Travel Facts

Cuba is a country that has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors since the US eased its decades-long trade embargo. Chic vintage cars, beautiful landscapes, fantastic beaches and somehow a break from stress, time pressure and the rest of the world – that’s Cuba. Capital City Havanna Size 109.884 km² Resident 11.200.000 Official Language Spanish… Read More »

Cuba History Summary (2010)

Cuba is an island state of Central America; it includes the homonymous island, the Isla de la Juventud and about 1600 islands and islets, including the archipelago of Camagüey and that of the Canarreos. The island of Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles, is located between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and… Read More »

Cuba Economy

In the early days of colonization Cuba’s main resource was the breeding of cattle, which found and still finds, in part, soil suitable for its development over large areas. Currently there are about 4 million head, but they are mostly draft cattle, and therefore the part made in imports of meat for slaughter is considerable.… Read More »

Cuba Geography

Cuba is the largest of the Antilles and one of the largest and richest and most important islands in the New World. The surface of the republic which has its name from Cuba, and which on its own island brings together other minors, arranged on its boundary, measures 114,524 sq km, four times the area… Read More »

Cuba Before Independence Part II

The Spanish government did not keep its promises of reform. The constitution of the metropolis was indeed proclaimed on the island, but the representation of Cuba in the Cortes of Madrid was always composed by a large majority of Spanish colonists rather than indigenous. Add to this the fact that the termination of customs reciprocity… Read More »

Cuba Before Independence Part I

The actual conquest of the island, as mentioned (see above, Explorations), took place only 19 years after Columbus had landed there, thanks to Diego Velázquez, who was sent by the governor of Santo Domingo, Diego Colombo, seized the island (1511). The resistance opposed to him by the few indigenous tribes was weak, except for the… Read More »

Cuba Literature Part II

On the dramatic plot of the love of a humble mulatto all the social environments and the most intense passions of the Cuban soul unfold, along the troubled and painful nineteenth century. Thus emerges in the literary life the passionate and vigorous psychology of the indigenous race: and a mestizo, Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés… Read More »

Cuba Literature Part I

For three centuries, from the conquest until the end of the eighteenth century, Cuba offers no literary manifestation, although the first cultural clues can be felt since the establishment of the University of Havana (1728), held by the Dominicans until 1842. A late awakening is promoted by realist immigrants, who from the nearby lands crossed… Read More »

Cuba 1948

Population. – The census of June 1943 found a population of 4,778,583 residents (41.7 per sq. Km.), Divided as follows between the various provinces: The population of the main cities was as follows: Havana, 673,376 residents; Holguin, 171,997; Camaguey, 155,827; Santa Clara, 122,241; Santiago, 120,577; Sancti Spíritus, 104,578. Economic conditions. – All the main crops… Read More »

Cuba Under Castro Part II

The Castro movement continued to lose its bite in almost the entire Latin American area, both for the material impossibility of spreading and for the appearance of factors that could not admit Castroism, such as the advent of the military in Brazil and of democracy. Christianity in Chile. However, in Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Bolivia and… Read More »

Cuba Under Castro Part I

Castro’s increasingly violent attacks on the USA won the approval of the new African and Asian states; also in many Latin American countries, Castroism took on decidedly anti-American tones, especially in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Venezuela and Mexico. Relations between Cuba and the USA entered a critical phase when Castro ordered the American embassy in Havana… Read More »

Cuba Population and Economy 1978

Population. – In July 1974, according to an estimate, 9,090,000 residents were exceeded. The last census, in November 1970, had ascertained a population of 8,533,404 residents, With a density of 75 residents per km 2. The growth coefficient in the last decade has averaged 2% per year. The demographic dynamics have undergone substantial changes in… Read More »

Cuba Modern Literature

Cuban literature has certainly undergone a profound influence from the social upheavals of the last twenty years, but the results – at least for now – should rather be sought in a profound transformation of cultural structures (state and popular theaters, university reform, new international relations oriented rather towards the countries with a socialist regime,… Read More »

Cuba Architecture and Urban Planning

The years from 1960 to 1975, following the socialist political revolution, are of radical transformation for the whole urban and architectural sector at the most varied levels: from theoretical elaboration, to professional technical training, to technological development, to the overturning of the city-countryside relationship. As competent bodies, in the aftermath of the revolution, institutes were… Read More »

Cuba Population and Economic Conditions 1991

With the new constitution (1976) the administrative division of the country was changed, which was divided into 15 units (14 provinces, one of which formed by the urban area of ​​the capital, plus the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud). Population. – Between the last two censuses (1970 and 1981) the population went from… Read More »

Cuba in the 1970’s and 1980’s

The 1970s saw a gradual institutionalization of the Cuban political system which, after the revolution, had maintained a provisional and relatively informal character: since 1959, pending a new constitution (that of 1940 had been replaced by a Ley fundamental), an organ main of the state power was the Council of Ministers, chaired by F. Castro,… Read More »

Cuba Recent Literature

As often happened in other Latin American countries that had seen their literature go beyond national borders thanks to the presence of writers of great importance, even to Cuba authors of the stature of Carpentier, Cabrera Infante, Lezama Lima and Sarduy cloud the fame of writers of subsequent generations. Among the works of the late… Read More »

Cuba Architecture

The efforts made by the authorities, in the years following the revolution, to cope with the pressing problem of the lack of housing had proved ineffective due to technical choices not calibrated on the real conditions in which they had to operate: in particular the planned use on large prefabrication scale had run aground in… Read More »

Cuba Music

The first active symphony orchestra in Cuba, the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Habana, was founded in 1922 by G. Roig and E. Lecuona, and remained active until the 1940s. Two years later the Orquesta Filarmónica was established under the direction of P. Sanjuán and, starting from 1932, by A. Roldán, who contributed to making it… Read More »

Cuba Cinema

The Lumière cinema arrives in Cuba in 1897 thanks to a Frenchman, G. Veyre, to whom we owe the first views shot in the country. The film trade took off rapidly from the beginning of the 20th century and in the 1910s a decent production of feature films developed. Díaz Quesada, author of the first… Read More »

Cuba in the 1990’s Part II

On the international level, despite the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Colombia, Chile and Haiti (respectively in October 1993, April 1995 and February 1996), Cuba continued to remain excluded from the main Latin American economic and political institutions., as well as the possibility of accessing World Bank or IMF financing: breaking its isolation was in… Read More »