Cuba is the largest and most populous island in the caribbean sea it is located in the western caribbean sea with the atlantic ocean is to the north and the caribbean sea to the south the island lies almost south of the tropic of cancer at the mouth of the gulf of mexico. Cuba: introduction cuba is an island country in the caribbean consisting of the main island of cuba, the isla de la juventud, and several archipelagos its nearest neighbors are the united states, bahamas, mexico, cayman islands, jamaica, haiti, and the dominican republic.
Cuba's leadership has called for reforms in the country's agricultural system in 2008, raúl castro began enacting agrarian reforms to boost food production, as at that time 80% of food was imported. Cuba is a long and narrow island, and the country stretches 1200 kilometers from east to west, but is only 100 kilometers wide in most places it lies in the west of the north atlantic ocean, east of the gulf of mexico, south of the straits of florida, northwest of the windward passage, and northeast of the yucatan channel. An introduction to cuba cuba's nearly 12 million people are mostly spanish and africans who came to the island over the past 500 years about 65 percent of cubans consider themselves as white or descendants of spanish colonial settlers and other immigrants. Cuba is the only country in the americas not to allow a non-state independent press, says reporters without borders (rsf) official media serve first and foremost to transmit propaganda for the regime.
An introduction to cuba this book will introduce you to a world of salsa, rumba, colorful houses, great-tasting rum, exotic cocktails, breathtaking carribean beaches, and colorful celebrations you will discover the beauty of cuban architecture and the rich cuban culture. The currency of cuba is the peso convertible (cuc) as well, the people of cuba are refered to as cuba the dialing code for the country is 53 and the top level internet domain for cuba sites is cu.
Fidel castro, in full fidel alejandro castro ruz, (born august 13, 1926, near birán, cuba—died november 25, 2016, cuba), political leader of cuba (1959–2008) who transformed his country into the first communist state in the western hemisphere. Cuba country profile cuba has survived more than 40 years of us sanctions intended to topple the government of fidel castro it also defied predictions that it would not survive the collapse of its one-time supporter, the soviet union. Santiago de cuba is located 180 miles northeast of jamaica the island’s shape resembles that of an alligator it is about 775 miles long — approximately the same distance from new york to chicago— and ranges in width from 25 to 120 miles.
Tens of thousands of cubans have left the country, even risking their lives in makeshift rafts in an effort to flee 2 • location a country of approximately 11 million people, cuba is the largest island in the antilles archipelago (chain of islands) in the caribbean sea. - the us embargo on cuba i introduction in 1959, cubareceived 74 percent of its imports from the us, and the us received 65 percentof cuba’s exports on february 3, 1962, the united states imposed a fulltrade embargo on cuba, completely ending any type of trade between the twocountries.
The country also has the lowest infant mortality rate in latin america there is approximately 1 doctor for every 400 people in the year 2000 the world health organization ranked cuba's public health system as the 39th best of almost 200 systems worldwide. Cuba is the world known country because of political issues and government mechanism cuba is socialism country so it is very close to communism, what means that the government has the first position and controls everything cuba has the most restrictive laws on freedom of speech since cuba became socialism country, the government manages each work.
Introduction when preparing to study abroad in cuba, it is important to gain a balanced perspective safety is a global, national, regional, and local phenomenon students may find it extremely helpful to do some research before going abroad understanding a country's culture, laws, customs, politics, etc can be tremendously important.