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Communism in Cuba. HOW WELL IS IT WORKING?. Who is Fidel Castro?. He was born to a wealthy family and received a law degree. He disliked the political and corporate influences of the U.S. in Cuba. Other children picked on him because of his childhood. He got involved in politics in college.

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Communism in cuba

Communism in Cuba

HOW WELL IS IT WORKING?


Who is fidel castro

Who is Fidel Castro?

  • He was born to a wealthy family and received a law degree.

  • He disliked the political and corporate influences of the U.S. in Cuba.

  • Other children picked on him because of his childhood.

  • He got involved in politics in college.


How did castro come to power

How Did Castro Come to Power?

  • He helped in the Cuban Revolution which overthrew Bautista (who was backed by the U.S.)

  • He then rose through the ranks (Prime Minister, Secretary of the Communist Party, President of the Council of State).


How has the u s tried to get rid of communist cuba

How Has the U.S. Tried to Get Rid of Communist Cuba?

  • Bay of Pigs- Cuban exiles were trained to take back their country and failed.

  • Assassination Attempts by CIA- 638

  • Embargo- We can not send Cuba any goods and we will not buy any goods from them.


Cuba and the soviet union as bffs

Cuba and the Soviet Union as BFFs!

  • The Soviet Union put missiles in Cuba (90 miles South of Key West) and caused the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • The Soviets provided military and economic aid to Cuba.

  • Cuba had the Soviets’ back when they invaded Czechoslovakia.

  • They stopped being friends after Gorbachev changed economic policies in the USSR.


Castro s new bff

Castro’s new BFF

  • Hugo Chavez sends oil to Cuba in exchange for Cuban doctors.

  • Both Anti-American.


Cuba and china

Cuba and China

  • China is Cuba’s 2nd largest trading partner, after Venezuela.

  • China has given Cuba 1,000 buses.

  • China has given Cuba 30,000 new refrigerators.

  • China gave Cuba equipment to block radio signals from an anti-Cuban radio station.


Life in communist china

Life in Communist China


Communism in cuba

  • You needed certificates to get married, have kids, change jobs, and move around the country.

  • Buying a TV or getting a phone line required many steps and a lot of time.

  • Waiters get basic salaries, so they are less likely to give good service.


Daily life in cuba

Daily Life in Cuba


When a person wakes up in cuba they only have two problems lunch and dinner

WHEN A PERSON WAKES UP IN CUBA, THEY ONLY HAVE TWO PROBLEMS: LUNCH AND DINNER.


Monthly salaries

Monthly Salaries

  • How much do you think a worker makes in Cuba every month?

    $20

    (440 pesos)


How much do things cost in cuba

How Much Do Things Cost in Cuba?

Shoes- 500 pesos ($25)

Bunch of Bananas/Avocados-40 pesos

1 Liter of Cooking Oil-54 pesos ($2)

Taxi ride through the city- 10 pesos (workers earn 18 pesos/day)


Yeah but the food is free

Yeah, but the food is free…


The ration card only supplies 12 days worth of food

The Ration Card Only Supplies 12 Days Worth of Food


A month s ration card

A Month’s Ration Card

Rice6 pounds

Beans20 ounces

White Sugar3 pounds

Dark Sugar3 pounds

Milk (under 7)1 Liter/day

Eggs*12 (only Sept-Dec)

Potatoes/Bananas15 pounds


Meats

Meats

Meat is distributed every 15 days and rotated:

Beef- ½ pound per person

Chicken -1 pound per person


Other necessities

Other Necessities

  • Toilet paper- 2 rolls per person every month

  • 1 bar of laundry soap (every 2 months)

  • 1 bar of bath soap (every 2 months)

  • 1 tube of toothpaste (every two months for three people)


Communism in cuba

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Ways to get what you need

Ways to Get What You Need

  • Work in the tourist industry

  • Drive a taxi (it costs $400 to get a taxi license)

  • Have family in Miami that sends you money

  • Stealing from the government

  • Trading services or goods with friends/neighbors

  • Cafeteria workers bring food home


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