After a half-century of frigid relations, the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to a thaw as the result of 18 months of secret talks.
Gossip is the national pastime of Cuba, followed by baseball and sex (although the order could well be reversed).
Ending the embargo would incur no danger to America, but it would present a considerable challenge to the Communist Party of Cuba.
In 2007, I saw posters and graffiti all over Havana denouncing el bloqueo, the embargo against Cuba.
At times the Cubans have asked for an end to U.S. democracy programs in Cuba, he said.
Cuba seems formed to become the very button on Fortune's cap.
He set off in search of this, and came upon a land the natives called Cuba.
Cuba stands as a witness to our adherence to this principle.
There is a good deal of talk in the newspapers about the annexation of Cuba.
From these premises it can be easily inferred that the standard of literary activity in Cuba could not have been very high.
said to be from Taino (Arawakan) Cubanacan, the name of the people who occupied the island. Related: Cuban (1829), Cuban heel (1908); Cuban Missile Crisis (October 16-28, 1962).
Note: The sinking of the United States battleship Maine in Havana harbor led to the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Note: Fidel Castro took control of the Cuban government in 1959. The United States broke off relations with Cuba in 1961, after Castro exhibited strong left-wing leanings, established a system of military justice, and confiscated American investments in banks, industries, and land. Cuba then formed a close attachment to the Soviet Union.
Note: In 1961, under the administration of John F. Kennedy, American-trained Cuban exiles attempted to invade Cuba, landing at the Bay of Pigs, only to be easily defeated by Castro's forces. The Kennedy administration was sharply criticized for the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
Note: The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 occurred as a result of a Soviet buildup of medium-range missiles (capable of striking targets in the United States) in Cuba.
Note: In 1980, Cuban refugees began pouring into the United States when Castro allowed free emigration.
Note: The collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has left Cuba as one of the last communist states.