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Faces Among Cuba People of Cuba are very enthusiastic when it comes to sports Their interests also include music and uniquely are able to perform until a high age The decent of Cubans are most Spanish and African slaves along with a mixture of the two Due to their economic hardships and distance from outsiders for so long, dishonesty and cheating is common among Cubans Roman Catholic is the most popular religion among Cubans
Cuban cigars are very popular Fidel Castro Faces among Cuba Baseball has been the favorite past time for ages People playing the guitars at such a elder age
Culture Diversity of culture is seen through the presence of architecture, sports, and the greatest is noticeable in their music Salsa originated here Religion holds an important place in Cuban hearts During the 1950’s American influence was seen through the nightlife, architecture, and brand names such as Sears Their music is influenced by Spain, France, United States and America According to many, Cubans are born artists reflecting their rich heritage in music, art and literature
Cuba Living in the Past Havana was once filled with rich and vibrant people, buildings, and architecture, which only holds remains of it now 1950’s cars are still found riding the streets today
Cuba’s history “has a significance out of proportion to its size. The story of Cuba’s struggle for liberation from 400 years of Spanish domination is one of the great epics in history.” - A History of Cuba and its relations with The United States, Vol. 1 Philip S. Foner, 1962 Explore 5 centuries of Cuban history...
Spanish influence dates back to around 1511 with the conquest of Spaniard, Diego Velazquez
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes-started first formal war against Spain
After his conquer, Cuba remained under Spanish control for almost 500 years
The Ten Year War was one of three attempts to separate from Spain and it was not until The Cuban Revolution, was Cuba free of Spain
Juan Gualberto Gómez
José Marti and
Recognized for their ideology of a “race-less” society for Cuba
Brief History The U.S. embargo began in 1960 and still continues for the most part in present day American owned and operated monopolies were strangling Cuba’s economy because of their wide use which was the main factor for trouble American influence is widely seen