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  Politics of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Cuba takes place in a framework of a one party presidential republic, whereby the President is the head of government.
Cuba is led by President Fidel Castro, who has been Chief of State, Head of Government, Prime Minister, First Secretary of the CPC, and/or commander in chief of the armed forces since 1959.
In addition, talks led by Brazil are underway seeking to develop a framework for Cuba to become a normalised affilate member of the Mercosur bloc of countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Cuba   (1317 words)

 Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 is a one-party state dominated by the Communist Party of Cuba, in which the rights of the individual are subordinated to the interests of the state, which is in turn subordinate to the Communist Party.
Cuba placed a moratorium on the use of capital punishment in 2001 but an exception was made after three years when, in 2003, three Cubans were executed for a ferry hijacking using automatic weapons in which Cuban families and two young French female tourists were held at gunpoint.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuba   (8754 words)

The Republic of Cuba is an island nation in the northern Caribbean, in between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Cuba was subsequently involved in revolutionary wars in Africa and Latin America, while it enjoyed close economic ties with the Soviet bloc.
Cuba is a republic led by a president who is elected by parliament together with the vice-president.
www.wordlookup.net /cu/cuba.html   (1030 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Policy Met Politics in Cuba Rules
This confluence of policymaking and politics led to the tightest restrictions on Cuban Americans' interactions with the island in decades: a limit of one visit every three years, a sharp reduction in how much they can spend there and new curbs on the goods they can send.
Cuba policy has historically been driven by domestic politics, but this episode -- in accounts given by participants and close observers in Miami and Washington -- offers an exceptional glimpse into how the two interact.
Officials said critical political input came from the president's brother Jeb Bush, who is Florida's governor and an avid cultivator of the state's Cuban American population.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A26928-2004Aug23?language=printer   (1971 words)

 The Globalist | Global Politics -- Why Cuba Hates the EU
After exhausting her patience and capacity for dialogue and tolerance, Cuba feels obliged to reply to what it considers to be the European Union's hypocritical and opportunist behaviour.
Cuba is aware of how much warmth and admiration it arouses in many of the citizens of those countries — in spite of the loathsome media campaigns — which send us almost a million visitors every year.
"Cuba has only feelings of friendship and respect for the European peoples, but we cannot allow their governments to be a part of setting up mercenary groups in Cuba.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=3278   (1127 words)

 Politics of Cuba: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Right the communist party of cuba (spanish: partido comunista de cuba, pcc) is the ruling party of cuba....
In international commerce and politics, an embargo is the prohibition of commerce and trade with a certain country....
The cuban missile crisis was a tense confrontation between the soviet union and the united states over the soviet deployment of nuclear missiles in cuba....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_cuba.htm   (1141 words)

 Government and Politics of Cuba
The author, Brian Latell, was the National Intelligence Officer for Latin America from 1990-1994, and the top analyst for Cuba and the Caribbean region for all the American intelligence agencies.
He is cold and cruel and is capable of any crime.'' It was the implacable Raúl who acted as the regime's point man in carrying out massive political purges in the past.
A defector from Cuba's foreign intelligence service told a congressional committee in Washington in 1969 that Raúl personally gave the orders to state security for harsh measures to adopt when the so-called microfaction was expelled from the Communist Party the year before.
www.cubapolidata.com /gpc/gpc.html   (352 words)

 Don't let politics cloud Cuba offer / USA Today - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
The multinational makeup of the student body is reflected in a display of flags in the lobby of one of the school's administrative buildings.
While Cuba's offer might send a chill up the spines of those who still view Castro's regime as a Cold War enemy, it is an appealing idea to many African-Americans who view the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba as a mean-spirited policy.
Cuba's offer to train hundreds of African-Americans as doctors is a helping hand that shouldn't be made the latest casualty of this country's Soviet-era policy toward this Caribbean island nation.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y01/jan01/31e8.htm   (648 words)

 Politics threatens Hemingway's Cuba home
In March 2003 the Bush administration announced new restrictions on travel and cash transfers to Cuba, saying that the measures were aimed at weakening Fidel Castro's 45-year grip on the island and at opening the way for democracy.
Under the agreement between the United States and Cuba, the documents are being repaired and preserved, and copies will be sent to the Hemingway collection in the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
Four decades after he left Cuba, there are still people who can remember him sitting in their kitchens for coffee, dancing at their weddings.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /cuba/finca-vigia.htm   (1159 words)

 AEGiS-BKREV: Sexual Politics in Cuba: Machismo, Homosexuality, and AIDS
"This work is part of an ongoing study of social and educational changes in Cuba since the Revolution of 1959." In this study Leiner has looked into the issues of gender equality, machismo, and homosexuality as they pertained to sex education and especially to AIDS.
Cuba responded to AIDS as quickly as it could resulting in 9,771,691 people being tested by April, 1991 or almost the entire population.
Whatever solutions become possible, they preclude a political leadership that is so afraid of losing macho control that it hides its head in the sand and waits for the storm to pass." This is a highly recommended book for public and academic libraries.
www.aegis.com /pubs/books/1994/BK940196.html   (690 words)

 Cuba politics
This nationalistic movement gave the national identity of Cuba its primary anti colonialist and anti imperialist nucleus which will be used with tremendous success by Fidel Castro against his political enemies and against the United States.
The Fundamental instrument of political power in Cuba is the Cuban Communist party which is the only recognized political party in Cuba.
In 1976 Cuba published the socialist constitution which proclaimed the adhesion of the country to the Marxist Leninist ideology and international proletarian's power movement.
www.kwabs.com /cuba_politics.html   (261 words)

 HLAS 53 Government and Politics Cuba
THERE ARE SEVERAL RECURRENT THEMES in the contemporary literature on the government and politics of Cuba, namely the internal dynamics of the revolutionary regime, the impact and reverberations of the collapse of communism, and the prospects for the regime's survival in the face of serious economic difficulties and evolving international realignments.
Timmerman's Cuba: a journey (item bi 91019491) is a testimonial based on first-hand observations and conversations, in which the author probes popular attitudes and finds there has been considerable erosion of the people's support for the Revolution.
Likewise, Stubbs' Cuba: a test of time (item bi 91019498) offers a sensible interpretation of 30 years of revolution and change while documenting growing discontent and questioning as to where the regime is headed.
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 Politics of Cuba
It was with the help of this negative attitude that Cuba, in the years after Castro took over, dealt with the United States in terms of trade agreements, military dealings, and government systems (such as communism).
In 1959, Cuba was economically dependant on the United States, especially involving the sugar industry (Paterson, 256).
President Kennedy, on October 22 1959, declared a naval blockade of Cuba, and made it clear to Khrushchev that any ship which ignored the blockade would be responsible for starting a nuclear war.
www.uvm.edu /~sokosky/hst164/politics.html   (1220 words)

 Politics of Cuba
Cuba is republic led by President Fidel Castro, who is Chief of State, Head of Government, First Secretary of the PCC, and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Though not a formal requirement, party membership is virtually a de facto prerequisite for high-level official positions and professional advancement in most areas, although non-party members are sometimes allowed to serve in the National Assembly.
The Isle of Pines was not ceded to Cuba until 1925.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_Cuba.html   (774 words)

 Race & Identity in Cuba
Cuba also has a Chinese community, centered around Havana's "Barrio Chino." Many Chinese were brought into Cuba towards the end of the last century as it became more difficult to kidnap and import Africans.
Cuba's vibrant rap scene does not neglect the theme of racism, while in a peculiarly Cuban twist they are not anti-government.
A Jamaican Cuban member of the West Indian Welfare Society in the city of Guantanamo, Cuba, and the director of the Caribbean American Childrens' Foundation in Florida, Alberto Jones is actively making presentations at conferences and in the press on issues of race and identity.
afrocubaweb.com /raceident.htm   (1008 words)

 Politics of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The governments of Cuba and the United States have been confronted since the Cuban missile crisis.
Cuba: Socialism and Democracy (http://www.socialistworld.net/publications/Cuba/index2.html?/publications/Cuba/cuapp1.html) by Peter Taaffe
Diana Barahona: Librarians as Spooks (http://www.counterpunch.org/barahona06182005.html): The Scheme to Infiltrate Cuba's Libraries (CounterPunch, June 18/19, 2005).
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Politics_of_Cuba   (590 words)

 Cuba: The Politics of Extremism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
POLSC 48 — Cuba: The Politics of Extremism
Political Science 48, "Cuba: The Politics of Extremism," was taught by Professor Javier Corrales and received favorable reviews from all the respondents.
Many students commented that the topic of the class was very interesting, forcing them to think analytically about political theories.
www.amherst.edu /~scrutiny/archive/2002_spring/polsc48.html   (221 words)

 Orioles and Politics in Cuba
The most explicit song was performed by Raitt, Harrelson, Pablo Menendelez, and Ray Guerra: "Cuba Is Way Too Cool." The lyrics poked fun at the United States, portraying it as a bully in its relationship with this island nation.
But in Cuba, life has gotten less cool for free thinkers, and the recent changes in internal policies have not been positive.
The artists were in Cuba to make music, not to assess the political scene.
www.americanpolitics.com /040799Corn.html   (2330 words)

 POLITICS: Cuba Seeks Caribbean Allies Against U.S. Aggression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Grenada has already indicated its ”solidarity” with Cuba, referring to the provisions of the Havana Declaration of 2002, which, among other things, speaks of the establishment of relations between four Caribbean countries and Cuba.
In a statement issued Monday, St. George's reiterated the Declaration's position that ”Cuba is an integral part of the Caribbean family, as well as expressing a commitment out of respect for and promotion of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations”.
On Wednesday, eight organisations, including the Grenada Trade Union Council and four political parties, adopted a resolution reaffirming ”that Cuba is part of the Caribbean region, and that peaceful co-existence and mutual respect are essential for development”.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=23841   (984 words)

 Cuba Embargo
We have invaded Cuba (more than once), we have tried to asassinate Fidel Castro (many times), we have a naval base at Guantanamo Bay on Cuba (how would you feel if Russia had a military base on the US mainland?).
Because most people in the US don't care about Cuba (or even know much about it), it is easier for the politicians to appease this bloc and avoid making them angry.
If Cuban-Americans really want democracy restored to Cuba, then the last thing they should want is the US deciding who can or cannot be in charge there.
www.leler.com /cuba/embargo.html   (1237 words)

 ZNet |Latin America | Latin American Political Realities, Cuba, and US Politics Today
The political truth we face today is that there has never been-since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959-a greater possibility to change the dynamic of US-Cuban relations and force an end, or at least a major weakening and destabilization, of Washington's economic war against Cuba.
In El Salvador an intractable military and political standoff became the reality, a ceasefire was negotiated, right-wing death squads were deactivated, and the FMLN gained the political space to be able to engage in regular elections.
World politics is increasingly marked and shaped today by a fundamental contradiction between the massive reach and scale of US military firepower, with its hundreds of military bases on other countries land, and the glaring political weakness of Washington, deepened under the current Bush Administration, which puts definite limits on US military aggression.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=20&ItemID=9731   (2210 words)

 The Columbus Online Community - Columbus Telegram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Politics aside, Nebraska's farmers and others in the agriculture industry are hoping Gov. Dave Heineman's trip to Cuba provides them with more outlets for their products and paves the way for future trade.
A decades-old U.S. embargo against Cuba severely limits travel and trade, but an exception created in 2000 allows food and agricultural products to be sold to Cuba on a cash-only basis.
Heineman is the fifth U.S. governor to visit Cuba on a trade mission, said John Kavulich, senior policy adviser and former president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.
www.columbustelegram.com /articles/2005/08/15/news/news4.txt   (1203 words)

 Government and Politics of Cuba | Regime Leaders and Policy Orientation
It remains to be seen if this internal cohesion can be maintained in the event that Castro becomes incapacitated or dies.
Political Bureau members José Ramon Machado Ventura, Esteban Lazo, Provincial First Secretary Jose Lezcano and Division General Abelardo Colomé Ibarra of the Ministry Interior are among this group.
Among this group, National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon, some of the younger Political Bureau members such as Abel Prieto, and Division Generals Ulises Rosales del Toro and Julio Casa Ruguiero are members.
www.cubapolidata.com /gpc/gpc_regime_policy.html   (220 words)

 Cuba: research and information on economics, politics, social issues. Cuba On-Line database
Cuba On-Line is intended to be your first resource to find any Cuba related information on the Internet.
Cuba On-Line is owned and maintained by the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies of the University of Miami.
Search the Cuba On-Line database by clicking "Access the database" located at the top of all navigational menus, and receive a list of results matching your query entry.
cuba.iccas.miami.edu   (172 words)

 The Impact of the Internet on the Politics of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cuba's telecommunications infrastructure is poor and outdated which, when combined with the severe restrictions placed on the Cuban population, makes Internet access beyond the reach of most Cuban citizens.
Cuba is an island in the Caribbean Sea, situated some ninety miles south of Florida (Symmes, 1998).
However, Cuba was removed from this list because of political pressure in the U.S., not because of any interest in human rights or freedom of expression but rather to ensure that anti-Cuban propaganda had as great a chance of crossing the short distance to Cuba as possible.
firstmonday.org /issues/issue5_8/williamson/index.html   (4509 words)

 Tom Crumpacker: The Politics of US Cuba Policy
The primary political event that has effected US Cuba policy in the last 20 years has been the transfer of the responsibility for Cuba affairs by default (at the apparent desire of our last four presidents) from our State Department to our Congress.
The key to our present Cuba policy can be deduced from our president's answer a couple of years ago to a question why his Cuba policy differs so radically from his China policy.
Cuba is not particularly rich in natural resources, but it has twelve million potential consumers of our products and the survival of its revolution presents a major danger, ideologically, to world commercial oligarchy based on US hegemony.
www.counterpunch.org /crumpacker06032003.html   (1496 words)

 POLITICS: Caribbean Embraces Cuba, Chastises U.S.
Lucia's Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, the current CARICOM chairman, urged Washington to remove the 45-year-old blockade, reiterating that the region regarded "Cuba (as) an integral part of the hemispheric community and we remain convinced that efforts at its isolation were not only unjust but counter-productive".
Anthony said the embargo was "blatantly inconsistent with international trading norms" and urged Washington to engage in "constructive engagement" with the Cuban government.
But the summit also provided Havana with another venue to press its claim on Washington to extradite Luis Posada Carrilles, the anti-Castro Cuban émigré who is alleged to have plotted the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner off the coast of Barbados.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=31368   (887 words)

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