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Cuba

Cuba, is the biggest island in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the capital of Cuba and its largest city, followed by Santiago de Cuba. To the north of Cuba lies the United States (150 km or 93 mi away) and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on what is now the island of Cuba and claimed it for the Kingdom of Spain. Cuba remained a colony of Spain until the Spanish–American War of 1898, after which it came briefly under the administration of the United States until gaining formal independence in 1902.
Its fragile democracy became increasingly dominated by radical politics, and while the Cuban Constitution of 1940 sought to strengthen its democratic system, the country came under the dictatorship of former president Fulgencio Batista in 1952, who intensified already rampant corruption, political repression and crippling economic regulations. Growing unrest and instability led to the ousting of Batista in January 1959 by the July 26 movement, which afterward established a new administration under Fidel Castro. By 1965, the country had developed into a single-party state under the revived Communist Party of Cuba, which holds power to date. Reference Wikipedia.
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Cuban Flag Pilar - Hemingway's Boat CUC - Convertible Pesos
Tobacco Leaves Railway Crossing Havana's Finest
Three Angels Stretch Lada Taxi Running Repairs
Purple Dress Red Moskvitch - Light-Red Licence-plate Dance Exhibition 2
Jay-Walkers Galloping Home Stormy Evening
Masked Dancer Salsa Dancing Le Taxi Mauve
Dance Exhibition Hanging Out on the Malecon Water Games on the Malecon
Rush Hour - Main Square Salsa Dancers Cuban Taxi
Gregorio Fuentes - 'The' Old Man and the Sea Bronze Busker Cashing-in on the Legend
Pontiac Havana Dawn When's my turn?
Cave Entrance Fidel Lookalike Chevrolet
Pumped Up Cuban Cigar Modes of Transport
Brassed Off? Band on the Run Forgotten Era
Seafood Salad Dawn Fishing on the Malecon Peppermint Taxi
Traffic Jam Goat Carriage Tricycle Taxi
Pig's Head Dancing in the Midday Heat Vintage Downtown
Biblioteca Marti Tobacco Drying House Ritual Sacrifice 2
Ritual Sacrifice? Cigar Smoker Waiting for a Fare
Shining Through - Avenida Washington Bull Rider Modes of Transport
Two's Company Homeward Bound Surprise!
Running Repairs - Chevrolet Running Water Local Cowboy
Dawn on the Malecon Friendly Locals Hard Stare
Having a Laugh Dance Exhibition 3 Proud Dad
Hey, Photo Me? Buick Taxi Rush-hour
Memories Hey Maestro! Dance Exhibition 4
Toiling in the midday heat Che Guevara Mausoleum Rum Bottler
Granny looks Nervous Fun & Games Running Repairs
Salsa Club Surrender Mean Green Machine
Malecon Sunset Goat Mobile Three-Wheeler
Fun for all the Family