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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

CUB

Website

Cuba

Established

5/20/1902

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


Institutions

National Assembly of People's Power

President

Province

Camagüey

Ciego de Ávila

Cienfuegos

Ciudad de La Habana

Granma

Guantánamo

Holguín

La Habana

Las Tunas

Matanzas

Pinar del Río

Sancti Spíritus

Santiago de Cuba

Villa Clara

Special Municipality

Isla de la Juventud


DESCRIPTION

Republic of Cuba Republica de Cuba A Caribbean nation, Cuba is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Key West, Florida. At 110,860 square kilometers, Cuba is slightly smaller than the American state of Pennsylvania. Its citizens are ethnically diverse with mulattos, whites, blacks and Chinese communities. Cuba consists of 14 provinces and a single special municipality: Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara, and the municipio especial Isla de la Juventud. A Communist state, Cuba is led by Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers. He has been Head of State and Chief of Government since his victorious rebellion in 1959 purging his opponents from office and the country. The unicameral National Assembly of People's Power or Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular is an arm of Castro's authority, Cuba's parliament. The Assembly consists of 609 seats elected directly from slates approved by special candidacy commissions. Parliament members serve five-year terms. With an anti-Communist tradition, it has been the official policy of the United States to seek regime change in Cuba. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy instituted the Cuban Embargo restricting trade and commerce with Cuba. The United States maintains its lease of Gunatanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba, a lease that can only be terminated by mutual agreement of both governments or abandonment by the Americans.


INFO LINKS

Government of Cuba

Ministry of External Relations of Cuba

Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba

Ministry of Tourism of Cuba

Agency of National Information of Cuba

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

Cuban Interests Section in the United States courtesy of the Embassy of Switzerland

Embassy of Cuba in Canada


MAP

 


MEDIA

Government Media

Granma Internacional - English Edition


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

9/13/2010 10:00 pm

News

Cuba to lay off 500,000 in 6 months, allow private jobs

kal

9/8/2010 3:00 pm

Report

Report: Castro says Cuban model doesn't work

Imperator

4/6/2010 12:10 pm

Picture

Cuban government releases photos of teenaged Elian Gonzalez

Jason

7/24/2009 11:50 pm

General

Man trying to challenge Cuba travel ban still free

ChronoT

6/10/2009 12:00 pm

Opinion

Cuba and Change We Can Believe In

Craverguy

6/3/2009 9:00 am

News

OAS member states agree to lift suspension of Cuba

Andy

4/22/2009 2:00 pm

Statement

Obama misreads Cuban offer, Fidel Castro says

CBlock941

4/11/2009 8:00 am

Perspective

Useful Idiots Caucus

Imperator

3/8/2009 10:00 am

General

Obama will use spring summit to bring Cuba in from the cold

kal

6/15/2008 2:00 pm

News

Elian Gonzalez joins Cuba's youth Communists

Monsieur

5/19/2008 8:00 pm

News

Cuba holds large gay rights rally

mtrz

5/2/2008 9:00 am

News

Stores Hint at Change Under New Castro

ArmyDem

12/17/2007 9:00 pm

News

Castro: Won't Cling To Power Forever

Gerald Farinas

10/25/2007 9:00 am

News

Bush reaffirms Cuba embargo

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10/9/2007 10:00 am

News

Cubans go to unusual lengths to post blogs

--

6/27/2007 7:00 am

Obituary

Emilio Ochoa, signer of Cuba's 1940 constitution, dies at 99

Nothing wrong, just gone

4/23/2007 10:00 pm

News

Cubans live longer than most in hemisphere

mtrz

10/5/2006 10:50 am

Obituary

Widow of late Cuban dictator Batista dies

Nothing wrong, just gone

8/15/2006 12:00 am

Analysis

Cuban army called key in any post-Castro scenario

ChronoT

8/5/2006 11:00 am

News

U.S.: Talk of Cuban Invasion 'Absurd'

kal

8/3/2006 9:00 pm

News

In Cuba, Question Keeps Popping Up: Where's Raúl Castro?

ArmyDem

2/12/2006 9:00 am

News

Bush Enforcing Cuba Embargo In New Push

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7/8/2005 4:00 pm

News

Dennis Touches Cuba, Hits Guantanamo Base

Nothing wrong, just gone

6/18/2005 9:00 pm

News

House to Vote on Cuba Travel before Recess

--

6/8/2005 12:00 pm

General

Cuban Brothers' Identity Switch Backfires

Nothing wrong, just gone

2/8/2005 12:00 am

News

Banning smoke in the land of Havanas

Ben

7/29/2004 12:00 am

Analysis

With its severe new Cuba regulations, the Bush administration alienated some Miami exiles, but not the ones who matter

RP

7/17/2004 12:00 am

News

Elderly Cubans left to starve as drought brings cut in rations

--

6/21/2004 12:00 am

News

Castro Warns Bush Against Launching Attack

--

5/14/2004 12:00 am

News

Castro Leads Anti-US March in Cuba

Gerald Farinas

4/2/2004 12:00 am

News

Bush Administration Alleges Cuba Has Weapons of Mass Destruction

Gerald Farinas

7/31/2003 12:00 am

Perspective

Terrorism and Civil Society as Instruments of U.S. Policy in Cuba (1)

The Oncoming Storm

7/8/2003 12:00 am

News

CUBA'S REPORT TO THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL ON

The Oncoming Storm

1/14/2004 12:00 am

News

Bogota Mayor Says Castro's Health Declining

Gerald Farinas

10/30/2003 12:00 am

News

GOP Will Keep Cuba Travel Ban Intact

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10/23/2003 12:00 am

News

Senate votes to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

--

10/18/2003 12:00 am

News

Travel Industry Bucks Bush Over Cuba Ban

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6/19/2003 12:00 am

Amusing

Miami DJs Claim Phone Prank on Castro

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