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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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Embassy of Cuba in Canada  Discuss
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Ministry of External Relations of Cuba  Discuss
Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba  Discuss
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Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations  Discuss


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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 
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 
Jun 03, 2009 09:00am News OAS member states agree to lift suspension of Cuba  Article AJ 
Apr 22, 2009 02:00pm Statement Obama misreads Cuban offer, Fidel Castro says  Article CBlock941 
Apr 11, 2009 08:00am Perspective Useful Idiots Caucus  Article Imperator 
Mar 08, 2009 10:00am General Obama will use spring summit to bring Cuba in from the cold  Article kal 
Jun 15, 2008 02:00pm News Elian Gonzalez joins Cuba's youth Communists  Article Monsieur 
May 19, 2008 08:00pm News Cuba holds large gay rights rally  Article mtrz 
May 02, 2008 09:00am News Stores Hint at Change Under New Castro  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 17, 2007 09:00pm News Castro: Won't Cling To Power Forever  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 25, 2007 09:00am News Bush reaffirms Cuba embargo  Article Servo 
Oct 09, 2007 10:00am News Cubans go to unusual lengths to post blogs  Article Servo 
Jun 27, 2007 07:00am Obituary Emilio Ochoa, signer of Cuba's 1940 constitution, dies at 99  Article Thomas Walker 
Apr 23, 2007 10:00pm News Cubans live longer than most in hemisphere  Article mtrz 
Oct 05, 2006 10:50am Obituary Widow of late Cuban dictator Batista dies  Article Thomas Walker 
Aug 15, 2006 12:00am Analysis Cuban army called key in any post-Castro scenario  Article Penguin 
Aug 05, 2006 11:00am News U.S.: Talk of Cuban Invasion 'Absurd'  Article kal 
Aug 03, 2006 09:00pm News In Cuba, Question Keeps Popping Up: Where's Raúl Castro?  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 12, 2006 09:00am News Bush Enforcing Cuba Embargo In New Push  Article Servo 
Jul 08, 2005 04:00pm News Dennis Touches Cuba, Hits Guantanamo Base  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 18, 2005 09:00pm News House to Vote on Cuba Travel before Recess  Article Servo 
Jun 08, 2005 12:00pm General Cuban Brothers' Identity Switch Backfires  Article Thomas Walker 
Feb 08, 2005 12:00am News Banning smoke in the land of Havanas  Article Ben 
Jul 29, 2004 12:00am Analysis With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter  Article RP 
Jul 17, 2004 12:00am News Elderly Cubans left to starve as drought brings cut in rations  Article Servo 
Jun 21, 2004 12:00am News Castro Warns Bush Against Launching Attack  Article Servo 
May 14, 2004 12:00am News Castro Leads Anti-US March in Cuba  Article Gerald Farinas 
Apr 02, 2004 12:00am News Bush Administration Alleges Cuba Has Weapons of Mass Destruction  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jan 14, 2004 12:00am News Bogota Mayor Says Castro's Health Declining  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 30, 2003 12:00am News GOP Will Keep Cuba Travel Ban Intact  Article Servo 
Oct 23, 2003 12:00am News Senate votes to end restrictions on travel to Cuba  Article Servo 
Oct 18, 2003 12:00am News Travel Industry Bucks Bush Over Cuba Ban  Article Servo 
Jul 31, 2003 12:00am Perspective Terrorism and Civil Society as Instruments of U.S. Policy in Cuba (1)  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Jul 08, 2003 12:00am News CUBA'S REPORT TO THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL ON  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Jun 19, 2003 12:00am Amusing Miami DJs Claim Phone Prank on Castro  Article Servo 

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