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  • Perceptions of Race in Cuba Before and After the Revolution

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    colonized Cuba from which the Cuban race was socially and economically constructed. The Spanish rulers were of the elite while the African servants were of the lowest social class (Marcus, 2013). Ever since these early days, Afro-Cubans—Cubans with African ancestry, are labeled solely upon their skin color, which defines their position on the social hierarchy. Blackness is associated with slavery (Roland, 2011). Thus, the lighter one’s skin, the further away from slavery. Afro-Cubans who are dark skinned

  • Cuba Civil Rights

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    US is opposed to Castro taking control of Cuba. Castro managed to ease the United States nerves when he said that Cuba was against all forms of communism. According to Lana Wylie the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became close allies with the Cubans. Then once this occurred the United States Of America put up an embargo that still lasts to today from “Fact Sheet: Cuba”. Although we have seen many resent reform which help cut back on the human rights violations

  • José Martí

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    José Martí: A Cuban Hero The nineteenth century introduced several great leaders into this world, many recognized by historians today. These men, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and others, have all been honored and commemorated for their contributions. One such leader, José Martí, continues to remain anonymous outside the Hispanic community, and hidden in the shadows cast by these men. His name does not appear in the history books or on the tongues of many proud Americans, for he was neither

  • Cuba, Island of Dreams

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    highlights a country full of vibrant, proud people with a history and culture very much their own in a land full of natural wonders. Cuba was settled by the Spanish who had hoped to get rich on its gold. The Spanish built fortresses along the six thousand kilometers of Cuba's coastline, hoping to deter plundering pirates. Once it was determined that gold was not abundant on the island, Spanish monarchs lost interest in Cuba. In October, 1868, the Cuban people revolted in an attempt to win independence

  • Travel Restrictions to Cuba

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    The US travel policy restricts Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba once every three years. Some agree that this attacks Family Values. Others agree with the travel restriction. Many feel its the only way to stop funding the Communist Dictatorship. Recently a policy is the US travel restrictions to Cuba. The policy has many restrictions, But the most controversial states that Cuban American citizens may visit Cuba only once every three years( Farley and Thale, pg.1 ). The Policy represent a tightening

  • A Cuban Reading of Psalm 137

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    A Cuban Reading of Psalm 137 There are two Cubas. On the Island are revolutionaries crusading to construct a Cuba that combats any attempt to subjugate her spirit to the US hegemony. On the (main)land are the modernists who look toward the United States as the guide and hope for revitalizing a Post-Castro Cuba. Consequently, the Cuban community is divided into two antagonistic camps: Resident Cubans living under Castro's Marxist regime, and Exilic Cubans living under a global capitalist system

  • Hispanic American Diversity

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    the four most common Hispanic groups in our country today and the political, social, linguistic, economic, religious, and familial conventions and/or statuses that they face in America today, as the four major Hispanic groups of the nation. The history of the Mexican-Americans is a wide-ranging, spanning more than four hundred years and varying from region to region within in the United States. While Mexican-Americans were once concentrated in the states that formerly belonged to Mexico-principally

  • Fidel Castro

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    Americans awoke on January 1, 1959, it was a seemingly ordinary day bearing with it the usual, ordinary routines. Few could have imagined, however, that the day's events would bring about drastic change for the Cuban government; a change that would not only dramatically alter the lives of the Cuban people, it would serve to impose an enormous threat to United States' interests and its national security. To many Americans, January 1 simply marked a new year in time. Yet, in Cuba, it was a day that a

  • Cuba History Of Cuba

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    I will discuss about Republic of Cuba and its beauty. This paper is conducted by its history, traditions, clothing, music, food, and some enjoyable facts. The Bay of Pigs was one of the most important political decisions in the history of Cuba. In 1961, a U.S. assemblage of

  • Analysis Of Before Night Falls: Reinaldo Arenas

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    Before Night Falls: Reinaldo Arenas’ Insight into Literary and Sexual Oppression The Cuban Revolution began at a time when Cubans could no longer tolerate the American capitalist influence in Cuba. Cubans blamed the United States for their destitutions and for the ruthlessness of American politically supported dictator Fulgencio Batista. Bastia’s administration was inhumane. Of the countless things he did, he annulled the 1940 Constitution that he helped to instate, widened the gap between wealth