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CUBA. People. Pop.: 11 million 60% Spanish descent, 20% mixed race, 11% African Descent, 1% Chinese 47% Catholic, 4% Protestant, 2% Santer í a. Celebrities. Fidel Castro Gloria Estefan Daisy Fuentes Rosie Ruiz Ernesto “ Che ” Guevara de la Serna Although born in Argentina. History.

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People

  • Pop.: 11 million

  • 60% Spanish descent, 20% mixed race, 11% African Descent, 1% Chinese

  • 47% Catholic, 4% Protestant, 2% Santería


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Celebrities

  • Fidel Castro

  • Gloria Estefan

  • Daisy Fuentes

  • Rosie Ruiz

  • Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna

    • Although born in Argentina


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History

  • 3500 BC, first inhabitants land on Cuba

  • 1492 AD, Columbus sights Cuba

  • 1514, Spain conquers Cuba

  • 1868, First war of independence launched

  • 1878, rebels granted amnesty

  • 1898, Spanish-American war, Cuba loses, governed by US

  • 1933, President Gerado Machado y Morales overthrown my Fulgencio Batista


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History Cont’d

  • 1959, Batista Overthrown by guerilla movement led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

  • Castro becomes Prime Minister of Cuba

    • Castro turns to Soviet Union, Cuba becomes Communist state

  • 1961, Batista Supporters invade Bay of Pigs

  • 1962, Cuban Missile Crisis


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Environment

  • Cuba is 110,860 sq. miles

  • 15th largest island in the world

  • Capital City is Havana

  • 105 miles from Key West, Florida


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Environment Cont’d

  • Major Exports:

    • Sugar

    • Minerals

    • Tobacco

    • Agricultural Medicine


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Tourist-Friendly Cities

  • Havana

  • Baracoa

  • Pinar del Rio Province

  • Santiago de Cuba

  • Trinidad


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Tourism

  • Viázul, Cubas most popular tourist bus

  • Trains, but only between cities

  • Car rental

  • Hitchhiking

    • All government vehicles

    • Government-appointed Amarillo Officials


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Holidays

  • Jan. 1, Liberation Day

  • May 1, Labor Day

  • July 25-27, Celebration of the National Rebellion

  • Oct. 10, Day of Cuban Culture

  • Christmas only observed publicly since 1997


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