Cuba

A distance of 90 miles (144 kilometers) separates the Republic of Cuba from the United States of America. That distance is close enough for cultural if not political influences between the two countries. Contributors typically ask about Cuba's ancient Arawak, Ceboney and Taino past; brief forays into 20th century democratic politics; cultural contributions to world music and poetry; and political plans for the future.

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Cuba
Che Guevara
Slogans and Mottos

Did the Cuban revolution have a slogan?

Yes,

the slogan was:

Patria o Muerte Venceremos!

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Mountains

Does Cuba have mountains?

Yes. The Sierra Maestra is Cuba's largest mountain range, and has a wide array of biological diversity and is located in the Santiago de Cuba region. The range's highest point is the Pico Turquino, standing at 6,580 ft.

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United Nations

What is the UN payment dues status for Cuba?

ball sack haha

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Economics
Cuba

How can Cuba solve it's economic problems?

By getting rid of Castro

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Why do most Cubans prefer urban areas?

Although historically humans have tended to live mostly in rural areas, since the industrial revolution population centers have increasingly become demographic centers as well, with over 74% of the population residing in urban areas today in developed nations.

Even just looking at the world as a whole, over 50% of people now live in cities.

Cubans are just following the same trend everyone else is.

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What year was the gorilla movement in Cuba?

The "gorilla" war started December 2nd, 1957 and went till January 1st, 1959. By the way it's guerrilla not giant ape.

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History of the United States
Cuba

How has the Cuban Americans prospered in America?

The Cuban revolution was communist and therefore targeted the assets and priveleges of the middle and upper classes and sought to redistribute those assets and priveleges to the rest of society in order to create a classless society which is the goal of communism. The Middle and upper class people who stayed in Cuba had their assets seized and redistributed and their priveleges typically revoked. Many middle and upper class Cubans chose instead to sell their nonliquid assets and migrate. These middle and upper class Cubans were typically some combination of educated professionals, prosperous business people or large landowners. These upper and middle class immigrants had a background of education, professional accomplishment, prosperity or ownership of large agricultural estates. They possess a culture of prosperity, conservatism, ambition, financial acumen, political savvy and a strong work ethic.

Cuban immigrants tend to be very conservative politically and also Cuban immigration tends to be supported by the conservative establishment as Cuban out-migration discredits the philosophy of Communism. Liberals tend to be pro-immigrant in general so Cubans uniquely are welcomed on both sides of the political spectrum. Other Latin American immigrants come with strong labor movements, less education or a more relaxed work ethic and so arouse Conservative ire.

The United States of America is capitalist and strongly opposes communism as official policy. Part of that policy was that refugees or defectors from communist countries were given automatic assylum in the United States. Therefore, Cuban immigrants/refugees who make it to Florida, which can be done by paddling in a makeshift raft, are given assylum, settlement assistance and the right to work legally.

Lastly, as is typical in Latin America, the middle and upper classes are either entirely of European ancestry (typically Spanish or, in Brazil, Portuguese) or they have a greater than average proportion of European ancestry and lighter skin.

So, to summarize. Qualities that set the typical Cuban immigrant apart from the typical immigrant from elsewhere in Latin America:

1) White or lighter skin and therefore less or no racism. More acceptance, easier to blend in.

2) Legal refugee status and short term government refugee settlement assistance

3) Background of education, professional accomplishment, prosperity or ownership of large agricultural estates. A culture of prosperity, ambition, financial acumen, political savvy and conservatism.

4) Political support across the spectrum

5) Oftentimes Cubans who fled the revolution came to the USA with significant financial assets. This is also true of Mainland Chinese who arrived fleeing Communism in the late forties and early fifties. They also have done very well in the USA.

6) Most Cubans immigrated to Florida which has a very similar climate to Cuba and is full of immigrants from the rest of Latin America as well. The culture, climate and informal lifestyle of South Florida is less of a culture shock than faced by Puerto Ricans in New York or Mexicans in Chicago, for instance.

Some other, minor factors:

7) Cubans have a good reputation in the rest of Latin America. Mexicans and Peruvians, particularly, are viewed poorly by other Latin Americans. Mexicans tend to be stereotyped as thieves and Peruvians as savages who eat cats and dogs.

8) Before the revolution, Havana was a big tourist center with Americans. Gambling was particularly big. My grandparents had fond memories of their trip to Havana on a cruise. Cuba did not have the reputation for dangerous street crime that Mexico and Puerto Rico had.

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Languages and Cultures
Cuba

What languages are spoken in Cuba?

The official language spoken in Cuba is Spanish and it is the first language of about 90 percent of the entire population. Other languages spoken in the country include Haitian Creole, Lucimi, Galician, and Corsican. Spanish is Cuba's official language, but the present administration has not put in place a one language rule.

Like in other spanish speaking countries Cubans have their own twist to words. For example a razor used to shave in Spain is known as la navaja but my family (that are Cuban's) say Gillette. In Cuba the razor used to shave was a gillette and since they did not know what to call it they just said gillette. To the point, Cubans speak spanish.
Most Cubans speak Spanish as their first language although they have their own local accent that is recognizable to other Spanish speakers as a "Cuban" accent and have incorporated their own local idioms that may not be familiar to other Spanish speakers. Considering that Cuba was a Spanish colony until it was surrendered to the USA at the conclusion of the Spanish-American war it should be no surprise that Spanish would be the local language.
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The official language of Cuba is Spanish.
English.
The official language of Cuba is Spanish.
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the official language is Spanish.
Spanish (although Cuban dialect practically makes it a separate language)
Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean between the United States and South America. The national language is Spanish.
The main language in Cuba is spanish.
Spanish ......................................because most of the people in cuba begin to learn spanish and hardly learn english so etc
The official language is Spanish
Spanish (Slang)
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the cuba langue is spanish
Four (main)

Spanish is the official and predominant language of Cuba. English, French , and Russian are also spoken in Cuba

English and French are also spoken in Cuba on a daily bases.


they speak spanish
cuba can speak spanish,english,and castalian.
Cubans mostly speak Spanish but in other parts of Cuba people

speak English, Russian, and French
Spanish.
Spanish
Most Cubans speak Spanish.

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What is the capital of Cuba?

The capital of Cuba is La Habana(Havana).

Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba.

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Distances and Travel Times
Cuba
Flight Times
Manchester

How long is the flight from London to Cuba?

The flight from London to Cuba is approximately ten hours out and eight back. The distance between London and Havana, Cuba is 4663 miles (7505 km).

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Who is the current leader of cuba 2011?

Fidel Castro

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Greenland

How is Cuba similar to Greenland?

both are island

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Hobbies & Collectibles
Cuba

Is there any value to postcards from Havana Cuba dated 1947?

Yes these have great value because of the STRICT no trade policy with Cuba

You should check on eBay for their value.

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Education
Cuba

Does Cuba have school breaks during the year?

Yes Only 1 and its about A week long!:)

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Why was Cuba so important to America?

Because they are massive

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Explorers and Expeditions
Christopher Columbus

Did Christopher Columbus discover Cuba?

Christopher Columbus only found it for the Europeons

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North America
Continents

What continent is Cuba in?

central America

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Who were the main leaders of struggle for democracy in Cuba?

people...

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What is the height of sierra maestra?

1971

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North America
South America

Is Cuba in North America?

YES ! the Caribbean and Central America is part of the North American Continent

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Mexico
Bodies of Water

The Yucatan Channel lies between Mexico and what other country?

Cuba.

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International Cuisine
Cuba
France
French Food

What is a typical Cuban lunch?

A Cuban sandwich. Ingredients (for three sandwiches) 1 loaf of Cuban bread 1/2 lb Sugar Cured Ham Sliced Thin 1/2 lb Pork Roast Sliced Thin 1/2 lb Swiss Cheese Sliced Mustard Butter 1 Dill Pickle Sliced thin For a real Cuban Sandwich, do not add anything else. You can find these ingredients must likely in U.S. (Miami), not in Cuba. In Cuba now, under Castro, ironically, a lunch consists of whatever they can find.

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Mountains
Mapping and Cartography

Where can you find a map of Pico Turquino?

Pico Turquino (Turquino Peak) is the highest mountain in Cuba. It is located in the southeast part of the island, in the Sierra Maestra mountain range in the municipality of Guam√°, Santiago de Cuba Province.

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International Cuisine
Cuba

What types of food are served in Cuba?

== == Cubans are very fond of roast pork, black beans, plantains, yucca, rice, and just about any kind of seafood. Also a wide variety of fruits, such as, mango, papaya, coconut, and most definitely avocados. Actually, we will eat just about anything that tastes good.
Cuban food is a fusion of Native American Taino food and also Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines. One dish is called Arrow con polo which is chicken and rice.

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Passport Requirements
Luggage

Is it possible to buy property in Cuba?

Yes, anyone can buy property in Cuba. All you need to do is ensure that you have enough finance to get everything settled.

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