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  Cuba
Institutions
  First Secretary of the Communist Party  Raúl Castro 0 11 +100.00%
  National Assembly of People's Power  Communist Party of Cuba 1 08 +90.70%
  President  Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermudez 0 18 +100.00%
Province
 Camagüey   
 Ciego de Ávila   
 Cienfuegos   
 Ciudad de La Habana   
 Granma   
 Guantánamo   
 Holguín   
 La Habana   
 Las Tunas   
 Matanzas   
 Pinar del Río   
 Sancti Spíritus   
 Santiago de Cuba   
 Villa Clara   
Special Municipality
 Isla de la Juventud   
Referenda
  (2019) Constitutional Referendum  Yes 373 19 +81.22%


Neighbors
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caribbean Sea  
Gulf of Mexico  

Country DETAILS
Parents  
Websitehttp://www.cubagob.cu/
Established May 20, 1902
Disbanded Still Active
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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INFORMATION LINKS
Agency of National Information of Cuba  Discuss
Cuban Interests Section in the United States courtesy of the Embassy of Switzerland  Discuss
Embassy of Cuba in Canada  Discuss
Government of Cuba  Discuss
Ministry of External Relations of Cuba  Discuss
Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba  Discuss
Ministry of Tourism of Cuba  Discuss
Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations  Discuss

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Government Newspaper Granma Internacional - English Edition 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
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 
Jul 24, 2009 11:50pm General Man trying to challenge Cuba travel ban still free  Article Penguin 
Jun 10, 2009 12:00pm Opinion Cuba and Change We Can Believe In  Article Craverguy 

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