Cuba

In: Social Issues

Submitted By chelsea789
Words 281
Pages 2
On December 2 1959, Fidel Castro and 81 other soldiers, landed in Cuba begin the revolutionary war against U.S backed regime of Fulgencio Batista. After many more struggles, the revolution’s victory came January 1, 1959. March 10, 1952, Batista led a bloodless attack in Cuba. July 26th, 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada army garrison in Santiago Cuba. After the defeat, Batista’s forces killed more than 50 captured revolutionarys. Che Guevara met Fidel Castro in Mexico. General Alberto Bayo gave classes in military tactics, he became head of personnel. Fidel was captured and the ranch outside of Mexico City. November 25, 1956 at two o’clolk in the morning they left the port of Tuxpan with lights out and bad weather. On November 30 they heard on the radio that Frank Pais had started an uprising in Santiago de Cuba. On December 2nd by the time they reached the beach of Las Coloradas. Exactly ten days after the departure from mexico, they reached a point known, Alegria de Pio. On January 14, 1957 they came acoss the La Plata army barracks. On the 16th the rebel army crossed the shallows of the La Plata, there were 15 soldiers arracks and one of the most notorious foremans were due to ride by. They had 22 weapons for the attack, after initial resistance the rebels took initial control with no casualties on their sides. January 1st 1959 at 2 am Batista and a military junta takes over. On 16th July Castro resigns as prime minister because of Urratias opposition to measures of the revolutionary government which include land reform, laws reducing rents by 30 to 50% and reduction in…...

Similar Documents

Cuba

...On December 2 1959, Fidel Castro and 81 other soldiers, landed in Cuba begin the revolutionary war against U.S backed regime of Fulgencio Batista. After many more struggles, the revolution’s victory came January 1, 1959. March 10, 1952, Batista led a bloodless attack in Cuba. July 26th, 1953, Fidel Castro led an attack on the Moncada army garrison in Santiago Cuba. After the defeat, Batista’s forces killed more than 50 captured revolutionarys. Che Guevara met Fidel Castro in Mexico. General Alberto Bayo gave classes in military tactics, he became head of personnel. Fidel was captured and the ranch outside of Mexico City. November 25, 1956 at two o’clolk in the morning they left the port of Tuxpan with lights out and bad weather. On November 30 they heard on the radio that Frank Pais had started an uprising in Santiago de Cuba. On December 2nd by the time they reached the beach of Las Coloradas. Exactly ten days after the departure from mexico, they reached a point known, Alegria de Pio. On January 14, 1957 they came acoss the La Plata army barracks. On the 16th the rebel army crossed the shallows of the La Plata, there were 15 soldiers arracks and one of the most notorious foremans were due to ride by. They had 22 weapons for the attack, after initial resistance the rebels took initial control with no casualties on their sides. January 1st 1959 at 2 am Batista and a military junta takes over. On 16th July Castro resigns as prime minister because of Urratias opposition to......

Words: 281 - Pages: 2

Cuba

...Cuba Cuba, officially named "Republic of Cuba", is the largest island in the Caribbean. The capital of Cuba is Havana, and its population is 10.8 million. The main language used by most cubans is spanish and the currency used there is a Cuban Peso, which is equal to one U.S. Dollar. Cuba is a communist state and its president, since December 1976, is Fidel Castro Ruz. The main objective of this paper is to talk about the economic and political side of Cuba during the reign of Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926 in Oriente. The schools that he attended were Catholic and located in Havana. He entered the University of Havana in 1945 and graduated with a law degree in 1950. In 1948 he married Mirta Diaz Balart but they were soon divorced in 1954. His son Fidel Castro Diaz Balart became the head of Cuba's atomic energy commision. Castro was a very good vocalist and he brought himself national prominence by leading an attack on Moncada army barracks. Due to this attack he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, which only lasted for 2 years. After being in exhile in Mexico, Castro returned with 81 others, including Che Guevera, to Cuba and launched a successful guerrilla war. Castro became a strong leader and many other countries begun to fear him. In Cuba the state is the head of the economy and controls almost all trade between foreign countries. Many reforms have been undertaken by the government so that the labor incentives...

Words: 1265 - Pages: 6

Cuba Case Study

...Cuba Food Security World Food Program: Cuba, with a population of a little over 11 million people, imports about 80% of its domestic food requirements. A number of measures are being taken to increase food production, chief among which is the allocation of fallow land to private individuals and groups, as well as the reduction of the amount of land devoted to sugar cane cultivation, but the country’s vulnerability to hurricanes and droughts, coupled with the increase in global food prices and the financial crisis, makes the path to national food security difficult.   The eastern region of Cuba – encompassing the provinces of Guantánamo, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Las Tunas, Holguín, and Camagüey — is the most vulnerable to food insecurity.   Cuba’s education and health system are admirable and have put the country well on the path to achievement of four of the eight MDGs. The main public health problem is anaemia, with a prevalence in the east of 56.7% among children under the age of 24 months and 20,1% amongst those between the ages of 2 and 5.   There are a number of reasons for this, the main ones being: i) inadequate food intake; ii) parasitic or infectious diseases; iii) dearth of iron-rich food; iv) difficulties in access to food; v) insufficient knowledge of anemia; vi) inadequate use of dietary supplements; vii) deficiencies in water and sanitation; y viii) inadequate hygiene practices, which inhibits iron absorption.  Collapse and Revival In 1989, as...

Words: 1297 - Pages: 6

Cuba

...     On June 22, I was up late packing my bags.  I remember being angry and telling myself how stupid it was and how much i hate packing.  little did i know I was about to realize so much on one little trip. On June 23, we made our way to the air port in Tijuana Mexico. I was so sleepy and just wanted to be abode all alone with nobody disturbing me. Once I saw my teammates and got in the plane, I was wide awake.      After a few long restless hours, we landed in Mexico City, only to wait another 3 hours before getting on another plane. Finally arriving to our destination, Cuba, we hopped off the plane only to be surprised by the scorching heat and insane humidity. We were all drenched in a puddle of sweat while just standing motionless waiting for our luggage. Arriving at the hotel we hit the pool for the rest of the day. Next morning we arrived at the field not knowing what to expect. I was pitching the first game. I felt so honored to be given the special opportunity to pitch in the very first stadium where the very first game was played in Cuba. In between innings my teammates would go through a case of water like it was nothing. We were trying hard to play in the scorching weather. I was literally dying in the mound, there was an inning where I ran out of air and was purple! I took about a million puffs of the inhaler and got back on the mound. I am proud to say that I was the first pitcher to ever throw a complete game shutout on that team in history!       on this trip......

Words: 429 - Pages: 2

Cuba

...Government: The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba is concurrently President of the Council of State (President of Cuba) and President of the Council of Ministers (sometimes referred to as Premier of Cuba). Members of both councils are elected by the National Assembly of People's Power. Raul Castro  The President of Cuba, who is also elected by the Assembly, serves for five years and there is no limit to the number of terms of office. Cuba's national legislature, the National Assembly of People's Power, is the supreme organ of power; 609 members serve five-year terms. The assembly meets twice a year; between sessions legislative power is held by the 31 member Council of Ministers. Candidates for the Assembly are approved by public referendum. All Cuban citizens over 16 who have not been convicted of a criminal offense can vote. Cuba is a totalitarian communist state headed by General Raul Castro (2008). Castro replaced his brother Fidel Castro as chief of state, president of Cuba, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces on February 24, 2008. Currency: Cuba has two currencies: the Cuban peso (CUP) but tourists will be given Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) .The peso is one of two official currencies in use in Cuba, the other being the convertible peso. Cuban state workers receive a portion of their wages in convertible pesos, the rest in national pesos. Shops selling basics, like fruit and vegetables, generally accept only the normal peso.  The word...

Words: 1006 - Pages: 5

Cuba - International Marketing

...ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SUBJECT: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STUDENTS: ICHIMOAEI VICTOR-DRAGOS MIHAI MINODORA-ELENA GROUP 133, SERIES A PROJECT THEME: CUBA TABLE OF CONTENT: 1. HISTORY 2. GOVERNMENT 3. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 3.1. LOCATION 3.2. CLIMATE 3.3. RESOURCES 4. RELIGION AND LAW 5. PERSONAL COMMUNICATION 6. CULTURE 6.1. MUSIC 6.2. SPORTS 7. ECONOMY AND MARKETING ENVIRONMENT 8. CURRENCY 9. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. HISTORY Cuba was discovered in the 15th century by Christopher Columbus and his conquistadors on the journey to discover a new route to East Asia through the west. He coasted in Santiago de Cuba and the city became the capital of the colony and remained such till the capital was relocated to Havana. On 2 December 1956 a party of 82 people on the yacht Granma landed in Cuba. They landed a week later, off course and under attack from Batista's forces, who had been anticipating their arrival. Fewer than 20 of the men on the ship survived. Batista's men claimed to have killed Castro yet could not produce a body. Months later New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews would publish the first in a series of articles that proved Castro was very much alive and made him a legend: "Fidel Castro, the rebel leader of Cuba's youth, is alive and fighting hard and successfully in the rugged, almost impenetrable fastness of the...

Words: 2900 - Pages: 12

Cuba

...Name: Tutor: Course: College: Date: Cuba Cuba is an island in the Caribbean with many archipelagos. The capital city is Havana. It has over eleven million inhabitants. Cuba has a less population density compared to other Latin nations. Cuba is a socialist state with communist governments. The state operates on socialist principles when controlling its planned economy. The state owns means of production and operates most organizations. Cuba is a multiethnic country with Spanish being the official language (Hemingway 9). Cuba has a dual system of currency with Cuba Pesa being their currency. Every Cuban citizen holds a book called a libreta .with this book, every household has a monthly supply of staple foods at a subsidized cost. Cuba has seen a number of reforms in the agricultural sector with the presidency of Raul. In 2008, the government to increase land usage and efficiency enacted agrarian reforms. At this time, almost 80% of food was being imported. Cuba's major export partners include china, Netherlands, Canada, and Spain. Major exports include tobacco, fish, medical products, and sugar. Imports are food, fuel, and machinery. Nickel is Cuba's most vital resource. As at 2013, its world production was 7% with an estimated 5.5 million tons (Bran 94). Cuba is a member of the United Nations. Cuba’s membership is also the second committee. The second committee of the United Nations deals with issues pertaining to economic...

Words: 384 - Pages: 2

Culture of Cuba

...The Culture Of Cuba Andrew Mengel Moravian College The Culture of Cuba Cuba has a complex but rich culture that has been broadening in all aspects in its society. Its semi-forbidden access to Americans makes it a curious destination for adventitious people. The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba has been inhabited since the mid-1400s by various Mesoamerican tribes, until 1492 when Christopher Columbus invaded the island and took it over. It remained a colony of Spain until the Spanish-American war in 1898, and briefly became a colony of the United States. A few years later, Cuba than gained nominal independence from America in 1902 and functioned under a democratic republic, despite weak leaders in their national government. (CIA.gov) With increasing social and political turmoil, Cuba, looking for administrative leadership, fell under the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1952. However, Batista could not gain the popularity of the people and was ousted from the government in 1959. (PBS.org) The government than again shifted to a new type of regime and has continued with the same political lens ever since. Switching to socialist fundamentals and following the lead of Fidel Castro, Cuba has and currently is, governed as a single-party state under the Communist party. Now steadily ruled, Cuba prospers in music, food and their plush agriculture. Cuba’s Spanish integrated philosophy creates a unique and passionate society that cannot be found anywhere else...

Words: 1347 - Pages: 6

Cuba

...Cuba Country Profile International Business Cuba is an island in the Caribbean. (Discuss it's culture) The island is located only 90 miles from Florida and is alligator-shaped. It's the biggest island in the Caribbean. The total population is 11,061.886. It's official language is Spanish, and 95% Cubans are Roman Catholic. The major ethnic groups include mulattos, which consist of 51% of the population. The remaining groups include 37% of white or European decent, 11% black, and 1% Chinese (Aguirrie, 2007). In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the island, and conquered it for Spain. Spain ruled the island until 1902, when it became independent. Cuba's independence was short lived. In 1940, Fulgencio Batista was elected as President. Under Batista's rule, Cuba was a Republic. It had a political system similar to the U.S. It consisted of “three branches, a President, a cabinent, and a Supreme Court.” In 1959, Communist dictator, Fidel Castor, and 11 members of his group, including Ernesto “Che” Guevara, overthrew Cuba's government, resulting in the Cuban Revolution (Crooker, 2002 p. 69) Prior to this revolution, things weren't much better in Cuba's economy. Under Batistas's rule, “Cuba had become like a vacation resort” for many affluent Americans, many of whom would “pass their time doing illegal things like gambling and prostitution” (Crooker, 2002 p. 10). It was a place where organized crime bosses...

Words: 1204 - Pages: 5

Luckers Cuba

...1. According to the Film 1989 marked the end of the revolution when Cuba's foreign trade plummeted because of the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was the last year of normality, and total imports to Cuba fell by 75%. 2. The Sugar production in Cuba has fallen by 50% (3 years) in recent years because Cuba’s fertilizer imports fell. Cuba also went through fuel shortages which caused the workers to use one their hands instead of machines to harvest the crop. 3. The disappearance of the Soviet Union from Cuba and the inability to receive medical supplies has led to the decline in the much vaunted medical care system in Cuba. Since the Soviet Union supported them heavily, Cuba lacked medical equipment and medicine in their medical system. 4. After the summer of 1993 it has been legal for Cubans to have dollars. Having easier access to dollars from tourism, open exile money pocket books. Family in America sending back money to their people in Cuba. The Cuban government decided to legalize them because they were being sold on the black market. 5. The professionals who supported the Cuban revolution the most suffered economically because they supported the Cuban revolution they are unlikely to have contact with relatives in the exile community. 6. The average Cuban yearly salary was about 2400 pesos which equals about 24 dollars. 7. According to Jesse Jackson, the American policy towards Cuba has driven the US to its limits with Cuba. ESSAY: In some ways the US embargo and...

Words: 450 - Pages: 2

Cuba Narrative

...Yordani is a Cuban resident that came to United States exactly one week ago. I have been informed that in order for a Cuban citizen to obtain a visa or permission to leave the country, a person from a foreign country has to invite the individual to visit him/her; in this case the foreign country is United States. Apparently, everything was ready for Yordani and his wife to travel to U. S., the only thing they were waiting for was the airplane tickets, but they were told that someone had already bought them, so they were okay. The day of the trip arrived and the tickets were nowhere to be found. Yordani and his wife had to sell some of their own things in order for them to buy the tickets because now, another problem had arisen. If they do not leave the county using the visa, they will never have the opportunity to obtain another visa again, so they had to sell many of their own things (TV, bicycle, etc.) in order to get the money to buy the tickets. The issue here is not the tickets, the issue here is that the person who invited them, (Peter), at the last minute, decided not to buy their tickets anymore because he had made alternate plans. Yordani knew my father because my father had visited Cuba several years before. Yordani called and explained a little bit of what was happening and my father told him that he was welcome to come and stay with us. When they arrived here, they explained more in detail what had happened. While they explained the story, they were...

Words: 524 - Pages: 3

Cuba

...Democracy is a very important peace to a Third World Country. Relationship with the United State has affected the economic health of that country. The characteristics by the essential procedures governing the election and behavior of government officials, as a political system that holds relatively fair, contested elections on a regular basis. Free and Fair elections are one key in Democracy the way of the United States. In CUBA, democracy is not relevant. They follow the communist regime and Cuban people have no say. More than four out of five of Cubans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction. US had major interest in CUBA, especially with the former leader 1953 and Batista was elected. US had major business interest such as owning and running sugar plantations, cigar factories, agricultural industries and refineries. Batista was intent on lining his pockets, Cuba did flourish economically during his regime before the revolution. 96% of the tobacco harvested in Cuba 75% of corn 72% of beans 64% of cacao 56% of Vegetables 48% of Tubers 70% of port It also produces a large volume of milk and other produce. Individual farmers provided nearly 50% of the food sold in the state farmers markets and they operated under the supply and demand method( Raisa) Since Castro’s revolution he banned any foreign countries that didn’t agree with his political views. Relations between the United States and Cuba deteriorated rapidly as the Cuban...

Words: 830 - Pages: 4

Cuba 2012

...It’s Friday, November 22, 1963. Breaking news…the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas. President Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas governor John Connally, and the latter's wife Nellie, in a Presidential motorcade. A few point the finger at Fidel Castro, but many more point to the dangerous milieu of militant Cuban exiles, organized crime figures, and hardliners in the CIA frustrated over Kennedy's failure to get rid of Castro. These three groups were all involved together in plots to kill Fidel Castro. Did they turn their guns on Kennedy? The world will never know, but one thing that we know is… The world has changed since the early days of 1962, but one thing has remained constant from the cold war: The United States’ economic embargo on Cuba, a near-total trade ban that turned 50 years old in January 2012. Most supporters say it is a justified measure against a repressive Communist government that has never stopped being a thorn in Washington’s side. Critics call it a failed policy that has hurt ordinary Cubans instead of the government. All acknowledge that it has not accomplished its core mission of toppling Fidel Castro or his brother and successor, Raúl. Although his predecessor, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, had imposed trade restrictions Mr. Kennedy announced the total embargo on Feb. 3, 1962, citing “the...

Words: 1044 - Pages: 5

Visit Cuba

...Documents Required Upon Entry Upon entry into Cuba, it is recommended that visitors have a return air ticket and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. Travellers arriving with "air only" tickets must show that they have sufficient funds to meet their minimum financial needs (equivalent to CUC 50 per day for the duration of the stay). Airport Tax There is a mandatory airport tax of CUC 25 payable only in Cuban convertible pesos. =========================================== When reporting a crime to local police, you should insist on receiving the Comprobante de Denuncia as confirmation that a report has been made. Police officers may speak only Spanish. Passports and Visas A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Cuba. The passport must be valid for at least one month beyond the date of your expected departure from Cuba. Canadians must also carry a tourist card (or visa), or a business or student visa. The tourist card is generally provided by tour operators or airlines, or can be obtained from a Cuban government office in Canada in the case of privately organized flights. It can also be purchased at certain airports in Canada. Health Insurance Since May 1, 2010, travellers must present proof of health insurance in order to enter the country. Upon arrival, travellers may be required to present an insurance policy, insurance certificate, or medical assistance card valid for the period of their stay...

Words: 1524 - Pages: 7

Cuba

...Cuba/ Backgroung Info The largest island of the West Indies group (equal in area to Pennsylvania), Cuba is also the westernmost—just west of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and 90 mi (145 km) south of Key West, Fla., at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. The island is mountainous in the southeast and south-central area (Sierra Maestra). It is flat or rolling elsewhere. Cuba also includes numerous smaller islands, Total area: 42,803 sq mi (110,860 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 11,477,459 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 11.1/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.72/1000; life expectancy: 77.6; density per sq km: 103 Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Havana, 2,686,000 (metro. area), 2,343,700 (city proper) Other large cities: Santiago de Cuba, 554,400; Camagüey, 354,400; Holguin, 319,300; Guantánamo, 274,300; Santa Clara, 251,800 Monetary unit: Cuban Peso National name: República de Cuba Current government officials Language: Spanish Ethnicity/race: mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1% National Holiday: Triumph of the Revolution, December 10 Religions: predominantly Roman Catholic and Santería (Afro-Cuban syncretic religion) Literacy rate: 99.8% (2002 est.) Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $111.1 billion; per capita $9,700 . Real growth rate: 1.4%. Inflation: 4.3%. Unemployment: 1.6%. Arable land: 33%. Agriculture: sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock. Labor force: 4.82 million; note: state sector 78...

Words: 624 - Pages: 3