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  First Secretary of the Communist Party  Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermudez 0 21 +100.00%
 National Assembly of People's Power    
  President  Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermudez 0 18 +100.00%
 Ciego de Ávila    
 Ciudad de La Habana    
 La Habana    
 Las Tunas    
 Pinar del Río    
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 Santiago de Cuba    
 Villa Clara    
Special Municipality
 Isla de la Juventud    
  (2019) Constitutional Referendum  Yes 435 19 +81.22%

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ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedSesel August 26, 2012 09:53pm
Description Republic of Cuba
Republica de Cuba

A Caribbean nation, Cuba is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Key West, Florida. At 110,860 square kilometers, Cuba is slightly smaller than the American state of Pennsylvania. Its citizens are ethnically diverse with mulattos, whites, blacks and Chinese communities. Cuba consists of 14 provinces and a single special municipality: Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara, and the municipio especial Isla de la Juventud.

A Communist state, Cuba is led by Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers. He has been Head of State and Chief of Government since his victorious rebellion in 1959 purging his opponents from office and the country. The unicameral National Assembly of People's Power or Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular is an arm of Castro's authority, Cuba's parliament. The Assembly consists of 609 seats elected directly from slates approved by special candidacy commissions. Parliament members serve five-year terms.

With an anti-Communist tradition, it has been the official policy of the United States to seek regime change in Cuba. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy instituted the Cuban Embargo restricting trade and commerce with Cuba. The United States maintains its lease of Gunatanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba, a lease that can only be terminated by mutual agreement of both governments or abandonment by the Americans.

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Government Newspaper Granma Internacional - English Edition 

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Oct 12, 2021 03:10pm News Cuba denies opposition permission for march in Havana after July protests  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 11, 2021 10:00pm News 'We are fed up': Thousands of demonstrators throughout Cuba protest shortages, rising prices  Article Bojicat 
May 29, 2017 02:00pm Rule Change Trump to reverse Obama's Cuba policy  Article RP 
Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm News Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs  Article kal 
Sep 08, 2010 03:00pm Report Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn't work  Article Imperator 
Apr 06, 2010 12:10pm Picture Cuban government releases photos of teenaged Elian Gonzalez  Article Jason 

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