Spanish settler colony, large % population that would consider themselves white or Euro-
One of the biggest revolutions, santa rea (syncretic religion), predominantly catholic.
Very close to Florida, Under American rule then became independent in 1902. Thriving
playground of millionaires, opened up resorts etc. has lots of racism and poverty.
Famous in Canada for the Cuban Revolution, 1959 became a socialist or communist
country. Wealthy Cubans left.
Embargo’s, cannot travel to Cuba from US.
To get free university and free medical school you must promise to work for 2 years in
the place where you came from or specifically from in one specific area where medical
care is most needed.
Sex tourism is an issue, cigars are one of the most significant exports.
Very creative, makes a bike wheelchair out of wheelchair parts and bike parts
1992 Government declares a special period of peace
Lots of production of objects that are created based on the failing economy and severe
poverty, Cubans were doing what they had to do to get by.
Modify current products to make them run better or be more efficient. If something
breaks you don’t throw it away you fix it.
For example toilets from the turn of the century last 80-90yrs now they only last 40-70
because they get clogged up. The people in Cuba unclog them and give them back
because they are still able to be used.
People carry a record book and record the use of their allocations for the month.
Children create games to do with the road and paper ins