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Cuba

Cuba

by WCC on February 22, 2012

in North America

Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean . Due to its history and current political situation Cuba is Cuba as a destination of a special kind is best known for music and dance, for rum and cigars, for its Spanish colonial buildings, and not least for the communist revolution of 1959, when the population help of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, the dictator Batista drove from the island. The north-west of the island borders the Gulf of Mexico, south to the Caribbean and the North East by the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cuba, on 28 October 1492 by Christof Columbus on his first voyage to the New World and visited Juana baptized. From 1511 it was conquered by the Spanish Governor Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar Cuba in search of gold, enslaved the indigenous population and established the first settlements. At that time there were two ethnic groups on the island, the Taino and Ciboney to which the military as hunters and gatherers the heavily armed Spaniards could not oppose much. The population on the island before its conquest by the Europeans is estimated at 60,000 and 300,000 people. Those who survived the first wave of conquest, died soon afterwards to introduced diseases and the miserable living conditions of slavery. [click to continue…]

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