Facts about Cuba
CUBAN HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL Cuba lies at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico and is both the largest and most populated island in the region. Pre-Occupation Siboney hunter gatherers from South America were the first to populate Cuba…
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 EDUCATION IN CUBA Few countries can compare themselves to Cuba where literary rates approach 100 per cent. Cuban education is good in terms of both quality and the breadth and equality of its' application. Education has been at the heart…
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CUBA'S HEALTH SYSTEM A great accomplishment of the Revolution has been health care, which is free to every citizen by right. No country has achieved such remarkable success in such a short period of time. Basic health indicators are head…
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CUBAN CULTURAL LIFE Cuban culture has undergone a major transformation since the revolution, and the government has come to play a leading role in it. Since the creation of the Ministry of Culture in 1976, this role has expanded to…
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CUBA's INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENT Despite the scarcities and difficulties caused by the blockade, Cuba remains true to its internationalist values of sharing the resources and expertise that they have with the rest of the world. Cuba’s history of internationalism stretches back…
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SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS Before the Revolution In 1959 the Cuban Revolution defeated dictator Fulgencio Batista, and his corrupt and unpopular government was ousted by the Cuban people. Batista had seized power in a military coup in 1952…
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 CUBA - LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN AND PERI-URBAN AGRICULTURE “Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture”, or UPA, are key components of robust and resilient urban food systems that are now beginning to provide food for people in several parts of the world,…
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