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  • Leadership Position In Cuba And Cubans
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    American Cultures The Bay of Pigs Characters: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as the president of the United States, was a main character in the story of The Bay of Pigs. He entered during the beginning of the book and was a major influence in the actions taken towards the Cubans and Fidel Castro during the invasion of communist Cuba. Pep San Romana was the leader of Cuban Brigade 2506, given its name in honor of the first Cuban man lost from the brigade, Carlos Santana. At first, Pep San Romana resign...
  • Cuba's Foreign Policy Focus On Africa
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    Critical Evaluation of Castro's Afro-Cuban Policies Critically evaluate the following description of the Castro regime in Cuba: "An afro-phobic regime with an afro-centric foreign policy" The "blackening" of Cuba had its roots in the 1700's during the Sugar Revolution (1762-1800). The labor of African slaves was a substantial asset to sugar production, and therefore large amounts of native Africans were relocated to Cuba. As time progressed the number of black Cubans fluctuated, peaking in the m...
  • Us Embargo Of Cuba
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    The Cuban Embargo: Punishing the Children for the Sins of the Father The key to understanding the foreign policy of a nation state is understanding that states national interest. The key to successful foreign policy is, as Henry Kissinger stated in 1998, defining an achievable objective. Thus United States policy towards Cuba fails because it neglects these two key ingredients of foreign policy. The US embargo of Cuba is four decades old and no longer serves the countrys national interest, rathe...
  • Medicines And Medical Supplies To Cuba
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    Cuba and the Affects of the Embargo The island nation of Cuba, located just ninety miles off the coast of Florida, is home to 11 million people and has one of the few remaining communist regimes in the world. Cubas leader, Fidel Castro, came to power in 1959 and immediately instituted a communist program of sweeping economic and social changes. Castro allied his government with the Soviet Union and seized and nationalized billions of dollars of American property. U.S. relations with Cuba have be...
  • Elian Returns To Cuba
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    Elian should stay in the United States Elian Gonzalez, a 6 year-old Cuban boy, was found Thanksgiving Day clinging to an inner tube off the coast of Miami after his mother, along with nine other people, drowned while fleeing Communist Cuba in a boat. (Elian Gonzalez Timeline Part I, 1). Since he arrived there has been a lot of controversy over who should have possession of this child. Some of the issues involved include the differences between the laws of the Cuban government and the U.S. govern...
  • Beginning Of The Cuban Mile
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    The Special Period in Cuba can best be described as a time of struggle. The dissatisfaction of many Cubans has led to their emigration to the United States by traveling in rafts to the coast of Florida. The Cuban people have different views regarding the trip to exile as well as the motivations to stay or leave Cuba. In Alejandro Hernandez Diaz's book, The Cuba Mile, and in the movie "Guantanamera", we see some of the different ways in which Cuban Culture views the Special Period, the trip to ex...
  • Cuba And The U.S.
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    Cuban Readmission to OAS Communist Cuba's economy was very dependent on foreign powers from communist Europe especially from the economic help of the Soviet Union, who invested, loaned, and bought Cuban goods. But after 1989, with the collapse of Russia and communism, Cuba's economical problems came to the surface, and Cuba's economy suffered greatly from the loans, and debts Cuba had to pay, and the lack of industrial diversity, technology and trade, Cuba was going suffer future economical prob...
  • Cuba's Economy
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    The Cuban Revolution Mr. Barron Jason Rosenzweig January 9, 1997 After the Cuban Revolution many change occurred in Cuba. Cuba was once a corrupt dictatorship, now and for the past 36 years Castro has led a communist government. Before Castro took over Batista, Batista ran a bossed economy for the rich. Officials took pay offs, keeping the majority of the peoples thoughts invisible. Protestors of Batista were murdered, and their body's were thrown in gutters. During these times the life for the ...
  • Unsuccessful Invasion Of Cuba By Cuban Exiles
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    1961, an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, supported by the U.S. government On Apr. 17, 1961, an armed force of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed in the Bah " ia de Co chinos (Bay of Pigs) on the south coast of Cuba Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with the approval of the Eisenhower administration, and supplied with arms by the U.S. government, the rebels intended to foment an insurrection in Cuba and overthrow the Communist regime of Fidel Castro The Cuban army easily defeated the ...
  • Cuba's Economy
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    Castro Rise The Power Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz became involved with political protests as a young student. After Batista's coup in 1952, he went to court and tried to have the Batista dictatorship declared illegal. However, his attempt to peacefully bring down the Batista government did not work, and so in 1953, Castro turned toward violent means. On July 26, 1953, Castro led a group of men to attack the Moncada military fortress. However, his little rebellion was immediately crushed by the Batista ...
  • Cuba And Batista
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    THE CUBAN COMMUNIST REVOLUTION Introduction: From the beginning Cuba was a shaky country with a very unstable government and a country that was deep in poverty. The government was jumping from being a dictatorship to a republic. The fate of Cuba was changing hands constantly. Fidel Castro challenged Fulgencio Batista and overtook Cuba and still rules it today. Fidel was a strong person who took Cuba at a weak time and the people would follow anyone who promised to help them. He helped the welfar...
  • Us Travel Policy
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    The US travel policy restricts Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba once every three years. Some agree that this attacks Family Values. Others agree with the travel restriction. Many feel its the only way to stop funding the Communist Dictatorship. Recently a policy is the US travel restrictions to Cuba. The policy has many restrictions, But the most controversial states that Cuban American citizens may visit Cuba only once every three years (Farley and Thale, pg. 1). The Policy represent a tighten...
  • McKinley's Declaration Of War Against Spain
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    The cause of the Spanish-American War relates directly to Cuba, and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine. In 1895, Cuba was extremely governmentally disorganized, and was beginning to rise against Spain. The Cuban's soon adopted a conception that the more damage that they did to the Cuban mainland, the faster the Spaniards would leave Cuba, and the Americans would help the Cubans to win their independence. The Americans soon came to Cuba, in an attempt to assist the Cubans in their fight for freedom....
  • Cuba Before Castro
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    Cuba: The Decades Before Castro Cuba is an island nation in the northern Caribbean. At its northernmost point, Cuba is about 100 miles from the southern tip of Florida. It stretches southeasterly 750 miles from the eastern Gulf of Mexico through the northern Caribbean and measures fifty to eighty miles wide (it's pretty small). The highest mountains in Cuba, located in the Sierra Maestro range in the southeastern Oriente Province, exceed 6,000 feet. Except for three small areas, the western lowl...
  • Cuba During The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The Batista Regime In March 1952 former president Batista, supported by the army, seized power. Batista suspended the constitution, dissolved the congress, and instituted a provisional government, promising elections the following year. After crushing an uprising in Oriente Province led by a young lawyer named Fidel Castro on July 26, 1953, the regime seemed secure, and when the political situation had been calmed, the Batista government announced that elections would be held in the fall of 1954...
  • Trade Embargo Against Cuba
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    America's Relations with Cuba The island nation of Cuba, located just ninety miles off the coast of Florida, is home to 11 million people and has one of the few remaining communist regimes in the world. Fidel Castro came to power in 1959 and immediately instituted a communist program of economic and social changes. Castro allied his government with the Soviet Union and seized billions of dollars of American Property. The United States and Cuba have shared a long history of mutual mistrust and su...
  • Government And Politics Of Cuba
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    Cuba: The Plight of a Nation and its Revolution While the isle of Cuba was initially discovered on October 27, 1492 during one of Columbus first voyages, it wasnt actually claimed by Spain until the sixteenth century. However, its tumultuous beginnings as a Spanish sugar colony provides an insightful backdrop into the very essence of the countrys political and economic unrest. From its early revolutionary days to the insurrection al challenge of the Marxist-Leninist theories emerged the totalita...
  • Tourism And Trade With Cuba
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    U.S. Against Cuba Should Americans and the United States government advocate some type of normal relationship with Cuba? Would the opening of trade and travel lead to a Cuban democracy and the improvement of human rights in that country? Would Cubans benefit from American tourism? The answer to all these questions was definitely NO, as I analyzed an extremely strong argument against Cuban relations presented by Frank Calzon, who is the executive director of Center for a Free Cuba. His writings h...
  • American Sympathy For The Cuban Rebels
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    Many factors contributed to the growth of imperialism in the United States. Humanitarians wanted to spread the western culture such as law, medicine, and Christian religion to other countries. Military and economic factors also played a roll in the growth of imperialism because of our growing navies needed bases around the world and we also wanted to gain new markets to trade manufactured goods. Nationalism, or devotion to one's nation, caused competition with European nations for larger empires...
  • Cuban Embargo A The Economy In Cuba
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    Devastated Cuba will only change after the United States lifts all sanctions against the impoverished nation. Problem-Solution Persuasive Speech Outline Introduction -On September 11th was slapped in the face with three commercial planes hitting the symbols of capitalism and American defense. Since this date the importance of becoming informed on international politics has become increasingly significant in the lives of many Americans. -While many of us know of the recent changes in American for...

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