By: Valentina Bertrand and
• Cuba’s harsh and all powerful
government has caused the country to
have some serious issues, such as
poverty and development, and slow
improvements in the right direction.
• In Spanish possession for around 400 years
• In 1898 Cuba became a possession of the U.S.
as a result of the Spanish American war
• Finally gained its independence on May 20,
• Army sergeant
• Behind the scenes
• Elected president in
• Voted out of office in
1944 but re-elected in
• When Castro’s
movement began to
rise he fled from the
• After Batista
• Also did behind
the scenes work
• Stepped down
• Passed to Raul
Cuba and the United States
Influence from the Soviet Union
-deterioration of the relationship
-Embargo and Missile Crisis
• In conclusion, Cuba has a strong
dictatorship where the government has
total power. This has led to tensions
with other countries and their own
By: Valentina Bertrand
Agricultural and Pastoral
• Sugar ( Hait’s production
declined and Cuba’s became
• Medical Products
Most production is owned and run by the government.
•Cuba did trade a lot during every
period of time, although, during the
Cold War they especially treaded with the Soviet Union.
•Although, since then there has been an embargo restricting
trade between Cuba and the United States.
•More exports than imports.
on was bad.
up in a good,
GDP and Per Capita
• Per Capita is $10,000
• The economy of Cuba is great with
what they are exporting as well as
their GDP, but heir per capita is very
By: Valentina Bertrand
• Mainly Catholic before 1959,
although a minority of the
• Protestants were also
present during this time.
Religion During the Revolution
• Revolution began to erupt in Cuba in 1956.
• Due to the conflict between the church and
the government there were confrontations
with the church.
• Some people left the island, others still
attended church, since services were never
• 1992- Freedom of Religion in Cuba
• After the revolution, there has been a
revival of the Christian religion (Catholics
• Slaves kidnapped from
Yoruba were brought to
Cuba to work in sugar fields.
• Although they were
taken, they adapted to
the Cuban culture by
going to Catholic Church
to please there owners.
• The did hide some of their religion
behind the Catholic Saints, their belief
came to be known as Santería.
• Before 1989:
• 1990- Present:
• Spent money in agricultural technology
• And recovery of nickel and cobalt.
• Ernesto Blanco: invented the surgical
apparatus and other devices to help the
• It cannot be written
• Practiced orally
• Spoken in Yoruba language
Art and Architecture
• Cultural blend: African,
European and North
• Wide windows
• Shows the beauty of the • Courtyards
• Before the 1900’s:
– Serious music
• 20th Century
• 21st century
– Tropical music
• Culturally, Cuba came together in the
middle of Revolutions and in the power
of the Spanish.
By: Mikaela Oshiro
The primary language
of Cuba is Spanish
Problems with Poverty
• Struggled with poverty
-Not enough goods to support population
-Gap between rich and poor
(highest salaries 4x lowest salaries)
-Value of dollar
• Cuba has been going in a steady
direction ever since the revolution, and
they will continue in that manner if they
can resolve their major problems such
as government and poverty.
• A revolutionary hero in Cuba
• Famous for his writings and
• Grand contribution to Cuba’s
independence from Spain
• After death Versos
Production in Cuba is owned and run by
What is the name of the leader that
succeeded Fidel Castro? Their relationship?
Originally Cuba was a possession of
What is the title of Jose Marti’s book? (made
into a song)
Who invented the surgical apparatus?
What is Cuba’s main ethnic group?
Raul Castro. His brother