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Cuba is south of the eastern United States, and the Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti, and east of Mexico.
Cuba has also given treatment on the island to more than 14,000 children and 4,000 adults damaged by radiation in Chernobyl, which is actually more than the rest of the world combined has done for the victims during that catastrophe.
Cuba has a high abortion rate of 77.7 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 1996, 3rd highest in the world among 55 countries whose abortion rate was available to be compiled in a 1999 UN study.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/cuba.html   (8681 words)

 About Cuba - Culture - History - Travel
The Republic of Cuba is an archipelago (a group of islands) consisting of the main island (named "Cuba"), Isla de la Juventud, and several smaller islands.
Cuba's population as of July 2004 was estimated to be 11,308,764.
Cuba was discovered by the Europeans in 1492 (in fact, by Christopher Columbus himself).
www.amigascubanas.com /about.html   (1161 words)

 Cuba History & Cuba Culture | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cuba was also used as a base for Spanish treasure ships and it was from here that the Spanish organized trips to the Americas.
After the crisis, Cuba, for the most part, proved a loyal Soviet ally and was the largest recipient of Soviet foreign aid.
The agricultural component of Cuba’s economy is dominated by sugar, of which it is one of the world’s largest exporters.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Cuba/History   (1106 words)

 Culture of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Culture of Cuba is a complex mixture of different, often contrasting, factors and influences.
Traditionally, Cuba is a meeting point of European, African, Amerindian and continental North American cultures.
Cubans also enjoy watching Cuba's four television stations, Cubavision, Tele Rebelde, Canal Educativo (Educative Channel) 1 and 2 (they were created as part of the new "Educational Revolution program, in which TV education is a main point and basis of the program).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Cuba   (1291 words)

 Cuba Arts and Culture
Their ethnic contribution was reduced tremendously by the environmental, cultural and biologic assault caused by the Spanish colonization.
The influence of slavery itself on Cuban Culture and on the psychopolitical matrix of the nation was strengthen by the fact that Cuba was one of the last countries in the Americas where slavery was abolished.
The continuous influx of slave even very late in the nineteen century allowed the syntax of African cultures and their relation to the intemporal and the universal to become the root of popular culture and believes.
www.kwabs.com /cuba_arts_culture.html   (1680 words)

 Cuba-Junky | Black Culture in Cuba
Until the last decades of the 18th Century, Cuba was a relatively underdeveloped island with an economy based mainly on cattle raising and tobacco farms.
In Cuba the Arará were always a minority overshadowed by the Lucumí, and their distinctive cultural identity is now in danger of disappearing.
Ortiz, born Fernando Ortiz Fernández, is known as the Tercer Descubridor (Third Discoverer) of Cuba for his groundbreaking writings and research exploring all aspects of Cuban politics and culture, in particular the deeply-rooted traditions of the island's Afro-Cuban population, which had been ignored by previous scholars.
www.cuba-junky.com /cuba/black-culture.htm   (4583 words)

 Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba (Spanish: Cuba or República de Cuba, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe ˈkuβa]), consists of the island of Cuba (the largest of the Greater Antilles), the Isle of Youth and adjacent small islands.
Cuba was a Spanish possession for 388 years, ruled by a governor in Havana, with an economy based on plantation agriculture and the export of sugar, coffee and tobacco to Europe and later to North America.
Cuba had been expelled from the Organization of American States in 1962 and the OAS had cooperated with the U.S. trade boycott for the next decade, but, in 1975, the OAS lifted all sanctions against Cuba and both Mexico and Canada defied the U.S. by developing closer relations with Cuba.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuba   (8534 words)

 Haiti in Cuba
More recently, Cuba is perhaps the only country to have welcomed so many Haitians fleeing the persecution of the Generals and their savage regime.
Cuba also participates in international festivals dedicated to Haitian culture - in July '94, such a festival was held in Santiago de Cuba.
In eastern Cuba, the Association of "Tumba Francesa" (tumba is drum) is another example of the vitality of Creole culture.
www.afrocubaweb.com /haiticuba.htm   (1428 words)

 Cuba Culture
African slaves brought rhythms and ritual dances to Cuba, where they were blended with Spanish guitars and melodies and then appropriated and developed throughout the Americas (the USA in the 1920s jumped to rumba rhythms, and these, fused with jazzy horn sections and drums, became the big-band sound).
Cuba's filmmakers include Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1928-96), whose Strawberry and Chocolate was highly lauded, and Humberto Solás, whose works also received much international acclaim.
The loose institutional organization of Santería, an afro-Cuban religion, hides the fact that a majority of Cubans are affiliated with this Afro-Catholic religious fusion in one way or another, and their numbers have grown since the government ended its official atheism in 1992.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/profiles/paises/cuba/culture.asp   (564 words)

 Popular Culture in Cuba - Syllabus
While in Cuba, students will be expected to attend all meetings and presentations and keep a daily journal to be handed in to the instructor with the Final Project Report.
Following the trip to Cuba, students must compose a final paper synthesizing what they learned from the course, travel seminar, and their first-hand observations while on the island.
If you have an interest in seeing Cuba in the near future, this may be “a last chance” opportunity to see Cuba before it becomes a “forbidden” country in Latin America.
pages.towson.edu /dent/cuba/syllabus.htm   (1032 words)

 Culture in Cuba
CUBA - AfroCubaWeb: the African cultures in Cuba - AfroCubaWeb presents the African cultures in Cuba: music, films, books, festivals, conferences, biotech, medicine, and organizations.
CUBA - The Cuban Experience - Culture - Cuban culture is a colorful, interesting, an often bizarre mix.
CUBA - The Culture of Cuba - Travel Document Systems; Passport and Visa Services.
www.kasbah.com /vitalstats/culture_and_history/culture/cuba_cuba_1.htm   (198 words)

 Indigenous Legacies of the Caribbean
The ethnogenesis of Cuban culture in its natural and musical adaptations, and particularly the music of healing will be discussed, as subjects connected to natural elements in the eastern ranges.
The mountain folk culture of Cuba is refreshingly accessible and involving.
Cuba is exemplary in this context as the first country to implement a state policy of sustainable agriculture, which is rooted, in good measure, in the indigenous legacy of the conuco (raised beds agriculture), the widespread use of medicinal plants and the protection of nature.
www.afrocubaweb.com /indig01.htm   (749 words)

 Biking Cuba, Learning About the Culture
Nearly all the great traditional musicians of Cuba have played here at one time or another, and many of their portraits hang on the walls.
There seems to be a powerful sense of community in Cuba, a sense of the nation as a family.
We thought these things contribute to the quality of life and the sense of community in Cuba, even though life may be terribly hard in other ways.
www.bicyclingcuba.com /bikecuba/learning.htm   (534 words)

 Cuba - Cuban Culture & History
When Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492, he wrote in his journal, "This country is the most beautiful that human eyes have ever seen." Since then, no other place on earth has evoked such passion.
It is a country both sensual and severe, and its layers of history are illuminated most profoundly in the literature of the ages, not only those written by Cuban writers, but also by ex-patriots and travelers.
In this course students will learn about the study of culture in Cuba i.e., the history, issues, problems, theories, methodologies and controversies as played out in contemporary Cuban society.
www.hunter.cuny.edu /psa/winter_04/cubanculture.shtml   (312 words)

 Culture in Cuba. Music, literature, dance, folklore
The Cuban culture is a hearth where they melt cultural manifestations of 3 continents: Europe, Africa and Asia what has given him that universality dimension of which enjoys.
Of beyond the Mar Oceano the conquerors arrived from Spain in their ships and I eat consequence of that geste -no bloodless - the aboriginal ones disappeared in hardly 40 years, victims of unknown illnesses i America, of bad treatments and of the fire of the arcabuces and the blow of the swords.
Also, by the universality of the Cuban culture, a Cuban jazz also exists, as well as a hip hop and rap, with roots in the jazz of United States and the reggae of Jamaica and with a high international level.
www.hicuba.com /eng/culture.htm   (219 words)

 Culture, Cuba: Airborne With Audioslave: Cuba News, Cuba Travel, cultural, business news.
Tagging along with the first rock band to perform in Cuba since Billy Joel and Bonnie Raitt visited in 1979 is a pretty cool thing to do, and most everyone invited to accompany Audioslave on their history-making journey seems to have jumped at the opportunity.
Cuba was something the ex-Ragers were supposed to do with Rage Against the Machine in the late Nineties, but singer Zack de la Rocha axed it at the last minute.
Tourism has flourished in Cuba, just not amongst Americans, and Audioslave join the Canadians and Europeans exploring a different way of life and enjoying the Carribean weather.
www.cubaxp.com /modules/news/article-2053.html   (1557 words)

 Amazon.ca: Culture Shock! Cuba: Books: Mark Cramer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Whether travelers to Cuba plan to stay for a week or a year, they'll benefit from such topics as the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices, and making friend.
Consider the case of Joachim Løvschall a Danish student learning Spanish in Cuba who was shot in the back and killed by Cuban state security with an AK-47...
Culture Shock Cuba really did it for me. Any imaginable situation you get yourself in while visiting Cuba is mentioned.
www.amazon.ca /Culture-Shock-Cuba-Mark-Cramer/dp/1558684115   (653 words)

 Cuba Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This course examines the historical roots of Cuba's most popular religions and explores their impact as social and political forces.
Cuba's musical history is extremely rich and varied, and genres such as the son, rumba, decima, nueva trova and contemporary Cuban rap not only illustrate changing aesthetics and musical style, but also comment on the complex racial, political, and economic systems that have marked Cuban culture over the last one hundred years.
Class content will encompass a wide range of topics, including grammar, formal and informal conversation, as well as topics pertaining to the history and culture of Cuba and the individual cities visited throughout the program.
www.rom.uga.edu /cuba/courses.htm   (462 words)

 Casa Cuba Fun & Culture - Food & Recipes
Cuba is not only a beautiful island surrounded by blue waters and white sand, but it is a haven for tropical delights.
Of course, Cuba is also known for its sweet rum, which is commonly used in many Cuban alcoholic beverages.
Among the most famous is Bacardi Rum, whom "after 98 years in Cuba, the Cuban assets of Compañia Ron Bacardi, S.A. were illegally confiscated by Cuba's totalitarian regime." Today (in 2000), they are Bacardi Limited, with headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda.
www.casacuba.org /fun_recipes.html   (659 words)

 Altiplano Publications
Cuba through images of the incredibly vibrant city of Havana.
Cuba is replete with nuanced stories about people and places in this complex country.
Cuba is a must-read for people who wish to visit or do business in Cuba.
www.altiplanopublications.com /culture.htm   (198 words)

 cubanculture.com - The online almanac of Cuban culture with travel links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
CubanCulture.com is the window for insight into Cubans and their unique culture.
Also, typical dishes and drinks (mojitos, Daiquiris and Cuba Libre) are included as well as pages that delve into the secrets of Afro-Cuban traditions.
Sport is Cuba's national passion, baseball is the favourite.
www.cubanculture.com   (344 words)

 Cuba List : Culture Of Cuba
Cuba's 'culture of fear' is the biggest hurdle people living under the communist government must overcome to prompt peaceful political change and a
Cuba is changing and US policy towards Cuba is changing.
Cuba List excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
cubalist.com /cultureofcuba/index.php   (888 words)

 Cuba Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Epic colonial architecture, libidinous young salsa dancers, Che Guevara murals, white-powder sandy beaches, swaying fields of sugar cane - the images of Cuba are as transfixing as they are timeless.
Travel in Cuba can involve anything from sipping mojittos at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero to scraping the spit and sawdust off your shoes outside the Casa de las Tradiciones in Santiago.
The burgeoning tourist sector rubs up against the Cuba of communist myth.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/caribbean/cuba   (212 words)

 Culture: Cuba News, Cuban cultural news.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Lauded Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés to dedicate Cuba’s National Hero José Martí his next concert, to be held on Friday, January 28 at the “Amadeo Roldán” Auditorium, where he’ll play themes from his discs “Canciones inéditas” and “Cancionero cubano”.
The mountainous regions in Cuba have benefited from community culture projects carried out by recently-graduated art instructors.
The Cuban Art and Fashion project will be presented in western Matanzas province this month, as part of authorities' efforts to spread Cuba's cultural wealth.
www.cubanvisualarts.com /modules/news/index.php?storytopic=9   (228 words)

 Dan Heller's Photos/Pictures of Cuba
Cuba was once the playground of the Western Hemisphere, with its beautiful streets, exquisite spanish colonial architecture, and a utopia of entertainment that was had been the premier destination for the rich and famous for years.
As I moved about Havana, through the capital building and major cultural centers, I couldn't help but feel like I'd been transported back to the 1950s.
While I experienced the splendor of what once was, I was also struck by what I learned from the eyes, hearts and minds of the people who live there today.
www.danheller.com /cuba.html   (216 words)

 Cuba - Culture
This country is called Cuba, and dance there is like no other country in the world.
Add all that to the native culture in Cuba, and unusually wonderful music, dance, and culture come out of it.
In Cuba, some popular music and dance styles include the son, rumba, mambo, and salsa.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_264_1.html   (337 words)

 French culture | cinema: Cuba Feliz, by Karim Didri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Miguel del Morales, El Gallo-The Rooster- is a street singer who has the dream of traveling the island to meet some of his old friends and musical accomplices.
He then encounters all the colorful world of Cuban music as he stops in Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Guantamo and Trinidad and find musicians who would engage in a jam session at the drop of a hat.
Cuba Feliz is the last film by Tunisian director Karim Didri (Bye-Bye) and had its world premiere at the Cannes film festival.
www.frenchculture.org /cinema/releases/didri-feliz.html   (107 words)

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