Cuba. Patriotism or death. 1492 Columbus claimed Cuba for Spain. 1898 Spanish American War gave Cuba to the United States until it’s independence in 1902. Kept Guantanamo Bay
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Patriotism or death
Castro and government seized all private property; took control of all social sectors of society (media, government, education, medical, etc.); imprisoned or exiled political opposition.
1961 Cuban missile crisis occurred when JFK demanded the Soviets withdraw Cuban missiles pointed at the U.S. (90 miles from Florida).
1962 U.S. embargo on Cuba; restriction to spend money in Cuba results in a travel restriction for U.S. citizens to go to the island.
Over 1 million Cubans fled Cuba for the United States.
Obama Administration seeks “new beginnings with Cuba;” has allowed Cuban Americans to travel and new visa options for Americans.
2011 Cuba announce the beginning of private property and business within a year.
Reform possible under Raul.
Infrastructure amazing, but falling apart due to them not being “kept up.”
No racism or sexism
No poverty, homelessness, disease, etc.
People frustrated and wanting more.
No options for ANYTHING