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    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

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    through a series of signature shots and cuts. Inspite of his family, friends and wife departing their home country in fear and abhorrence that the Cuban revolution produced in the psyche of the masses of citizens, both domestic and foreign, he remains in the controlled chaos to monitor its effects and observe the outcome. In body, Sergio is a contemptuous Cuban, but in mind and spirit he relishes in the ideologies of European thought and holds a detached and apathetic disposition to the crisis within

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    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus] About this sound audio (help·info); born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and then President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis Thousands of minuscule ripples protrude from the vast Atlantic Ocean. The sun, old in its day and weary of shining down upon the blue green sea begins to set. Almost as if to save the best for last, a brilliant mirage of orange and red color is cast upon the busy waves. Nowhere on this planet is this image captured so brilliantly as in the Caribbean, and nowhere on the earth is such a surreal scene captured daily. This heaven on Earth is a painter¡¦s paradise, a travel

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    Fidel Castro

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    increasing number of Cubans, thus strengthening Cuban opposition to the regime instead of, as was the case, greatly stimulating revolutionary fervor, leaving the Russians no choice but to give massive support to the Revolution and fortifying the belief among anti-Castro Cubans that the United States was rapidly moving to liberate them. The economic pressures available to the United States were not apt to bring Castro to his knees, since the Soviets were capable of meeting Cuban requirements in

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    The purpose of my research is to analyze Che Guevara, and what motivated him to be a revolutionist. Che (Ernesto) Guevara was a doctor turned revolutionist, who fought for social equality. He was an immense part of the Cuban revolution, becoming a legend. The concepts I will be discussing are on how his upbringing influenced his social development. His parents raised him with left-wing political viewpoints causing him to support social equality, and oppose hierarchies. He was also severely disturbed

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    Unemployment In Cuba

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    the most advanced. Finally in 1511, a Spanish colony had been securely established and the enslaved native population was soon wiped out. The country of Cuba had finally been colonized and gained their independence on October 10, 1868 after U.S. and Cuban forces had defeated Spain. Their continuous fight, wars, and years of hard work, and endless efforts had ultimately paid off. Climate/Geography. Being the largest Caribbean island,

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    Tania Bruguera Analysis

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    Tania creates the works she does. Her goal is to attack the control the Cuban government has on communication of the people. She often encourages involvement from her audience. Tania explores outlets for the people of Cuba to express themselves without fear, and she pushed boundaries set by the government of the country she was born in. To begin, it is necessary to understand the reality of the oppression happening in Cuba. The Cuban government constantly suppresses and terrorizes the independent artists

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    Fidel Castro Biography

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    many and the massive amounts of propaganda associated with him makes it difficult to discover who the true man is. There is ample information concerning his life after the revolution, his relations with the United States, and his iron-fisted rule over Cuba. However, little focus is given to his life before the Cuban Revolution. It is the purpose of this essay to piece together the story of his youth and discover what may have influenced his rise to dictator when only in his thirties. Fidel Castro

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    Che Guevara aka El Che

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    a motion picture of the same name in 2004. Through his first-hand observations of the severe poverty, oppression, and powerlessness of the masses, Guevara decided that the only remedy for Latin America's economic and social inequities lay in revolution. His travels also inspired him to look upon Latin America not as a collection of separate nations, but as a single cultural and economic entity whose liberation would require an intercontinental strategy.

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    Bay Of Pigs

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    that one person who is very wealthy can be stripped of most of his wealth so that another person can have more material goods and be his equal. The main reason for the Bay of Pigs attack on Cuba was the change to communism. On January 1, 1959, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country for the safety of the Dominican Republic (Goode, Stephen 75). Fidel Castro and his guerrilla warriors overthrew the old government dictated by Batista. During the next couple of weeks, Castro established

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    Cuban Reform

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    Since the Cuban revolution, Cuba has been characterized as having a powerful centralized government and as being socialist in nature. Fidel Castro maintained leadership of Cuba from 1959 until 2008 and guarded Cuba away from capitalistic ideology. Throughout his presidency, he was able to curtail the establishment of privatization and economic liberalization. For instance, as late as 2006 the public sector made up 78% of the economy and the private sector only made up 22% of the economy (Oxfam)

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    1959 to 2008, as a one party socialist state following the overthrow of the dictator, Fulgencio Batista. Under his rule, Cuba was able to back up the Soviet Union, their ally, during the Cold War, and create radical reforms to better the lives of Cubans, especially through land and education. His legacy is widely debated as being infamous or not, as at times the economy prospered under him, but after the Soviet Union diminished, fell drastically. He also took away many civil liberties, but implemented

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    Ernesto Guevara or “Che” was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario Argentina. He and his 5 siblings where raised by Ernesto Guevara Lynch his father and his mother, Celia de la Serna y Llosa. Growing up he acquired a soft spot for the poor and was noted to have the blood of the Irish rebels flowing through him. He had acute asthma but still excelled in sports such as swimming, golfing and cycling. He was and avid rugby player and played fly-half for Club Universitario de Buenos Aires were he got the nickname

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    Fidel Castro Case Study

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    2. After the attack on the Moncada Barracks fails, and Castro and his revolutionaries are released from prison, he begins to gather recruitments to start his revolution campaign in Mexico. Shortly after, he and Che Guevara return to Cuba to start the revolution. The group that implemented these problems became known as the July 26 Movement, after the date of the attack on the Moncada Barracks. During Castro’s trial for the attack on the Moncada Barracks, he outlines the six problems in Batista’s

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    diverse population. Both countries are still susceptible to future conflicts, but learning from their own history could easily prevent it from happening. Cuba: The Castro Revolution The Castro Revolution, which first started in the early 1950’s, involved a massive number of casualties at the cost of an insurgent victory. The Cuban President at that time, Fulgencio Batista was ousted and replaced with a revolutionary socialist state. Originally seizing power from a military coup, he lost popularity

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    Ernesto Che Guevara

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    . By Lauren Cheree Challens Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967) not only played a pivotal role in Cuba’s revolutionary movement’s seizure of power in 1959 but also in Cuba’s social revolution that elated the island nation into a communist state. He was the unifying and driving force behind the revolution playing a significant role as an unrelenting guerrilla soldier taking shelter under the giant Neotropical leaves and shrubbery of the unforgiving terrain of the Sierra Maestra Mountains and serving

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    Fidel Castro

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    of several groups that opposed the Cuban regime, aiding exiles from the Dominican Republic in their political movement. The Cuban government dissolved the group in 1947 and Fidel joined in protests in Bogota that were intended to stop the Ninth International Conference of American States. He graduated with his degree in law in 1950 and had seen the power of political movements. He became a full member of the Ortodoxo Party and campaigned for a seat in the Cuban Congress. However, his plans were disrupted

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    The Bay Of Pigs Invasion

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    The Bay of Pigs invasion was supposed to impress quality for associate insurrection against Fidel Castro, who had overthrown American-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, it gave Fidel Castro a military triumph and a permanent image of Cuban resistance to American aggression. The Bay of Pigs wasn't originally John F. Kennedy's plan, because the communist nature of Fidel Castro's regime became apparent, the urge to topple his government grew. Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration planned the

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    Cuban History

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    Cuban History Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Cuba on October 28, 1492, during his initial westward voyage. In honor of the daughter of Ferdinand V and Isabella I of Spain, his benefactors, Columbus named it Juana, the first of several names he successively applied to the island. It eventually became known as Cuba, from its aboriginal name, Cubanascnan. Colonization by Spain When Columbus first landed on Cuba it was inhabited by the Ciboney, a friendly tribe related to the

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