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COUNTRY: CUBA Timeline of Cuba’s Foreign Exchange Rate Regime Cuba’s Exchange rate regime Among the dimensions of the impossible trinity, Cuba only has the autonomy of an independent monetary policy. Cuba has dual exchange rates, which mainly consist of two official currencies, Cuban Peso (CUP) and Cuban convertible peso (CUC) Majority of Cubans receive wages in the form of CUP, while nearly all consumer goods are priced in CUC. Problems of dual currency Inequality ...

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Cuba

History of Cuba Midterm Essay November 14, 2012 You are the Cuban Revolution’s New Man or Woman. Explain to Fidel and Raul what it means in terms of your principles in the work place? What does it mean in terms of gender relations? What type of society do you want to bring about and what influences are dangerous to the utopia you wish to create? What threat does the United States pose to this new order? Be Specific here. Fidel does not like generalities. He wants to make sure you know the material...

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The Developing Cuba

8/14/13 Anth 110 The Developing Cuba There are two crucial items that allow human beings to survive and those are water and food. Water may seem like the more important item, however, food will be emphasized throughout this paper because people have got to eat! If people aren’t eating or don’t have access to retrieve food in their country, then there is something terribly wrong. An individual could split the food issue going on in a specific country into two categories: food security and...

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Homosexuality in Cuba

Pre-revolutionary Cuba was no paradise for gays and lesbians. There were gay bars where homosexual men could meet, but to be a maricone (faggot) was to be a social outcast. Laws made it illegal to be gay and police targeted homosexuals for harassment. Many gay men were drawn into prostitution for largely US-based clients. In this repressive atmosphere, homosexuality was linked to prostitution, gambling and crime. The 1959 Cuban Revolution improved living conditions for the vast majority of...

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Deforestation in Cuba.

Centuries prior to the ruling of the Castro government, in the 16th century precisely, 90 percent of Cuba was covered with forests. Agriculture Ministry officials in Cuba revealed that the Castro government, in the last for decades, had sown 1.24 million acres of trees, of which were mainly derived from the mountainous zones of the Sierra Maestra, Escambray, and Sierra de los Organos. This reduced Cuba's forest cover to 53 percent and by 1960 it was down by 13.5 percent. Ultimately, mining,...

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Race in Cuba

Race in Cuba The legacy of slavery and the legacy of systematic racial discrimination imposed on Afro-Cubans are grim realities that are imbedded in Cuban societal and cultural fibers. Despite the abolition of slavery in 1886 and its gaining of independence in 1902 Cuban society, politics, and ideology have been haunted with the specter of the ‘race issue.’ According to Aline Helg, "the myth of Cuban racial equality has proved remarkably enduring, even since the revolution of 1959". In order to...

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cuba missile crisis

closest it has ever been to a nuclear war. Since Cuba was tied into not only an economic relationship with the Soviet Union but also a political one, the USA decided that the time had come to remove Castro and his regime from Cuba after Castro nationalised US owned oil companies and seized $1 billion of US assets on Cuba in October 1960. In defending Cuba from US attack, the Soviets chose to send a huge range of nuclear and military equipment to Cuba. The causes of the Cuban missiles crisis, however...

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My Best Memory of Cuba

a few years of living the same role over and over Orly started getting tired of the assembly line routine. She craved creativity and change as any artist does in a long repetitive production. Her dream was to travel to Cuba to learn Spanish and salsa. She took her first trip to Cuba and fell in love with the place and its highly developed art scene. Orly had another dream - to release a single with some of the most famous Cuban artists such as Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor, Pupy y Los Que Son Son...

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Social Issues in Cuba

The Cuban revolution was one that transformed Cuba into an independent socialist society. This revolution sent a message around the globe. The message: " Socialism can be achieved and capitalism, with its culture stripping mechanism's can be supplemented". However, the revolution did leave its mark on Cuba. This can be seen in the events that took place during the early stages of the revolution. The effects of the revolution were positive for certain sections of the population and negative for others...

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Communism in Cuba and China

In the aftermath of World War II, countries such as India, Vietnam, Cuba, China, and Ghana had independence movements to change who was in power. The changes that had come were compared to a raging hurricane that the old orders could not stand against. As a result of this, the people who had been exploited revolted against their governments who had kept them in subjection. The communist dictators of Cuba, Fidel Castro, and China, Mao Zedong, lead revolutions to overthrow their governments and...

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