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Cuba

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balseros
rafters
Jose Marti
Cuba's foremost poet and liberator who went through periods of exile in the U.S
1965
Castro proclaimed Cuba a communist country
La Havana
Capital of Cuba
1898
Cuba gained independence from Spain after the Spanish-American War
90 miles
The distance from Cuba to the United States
10 million people
Population of Cuba
Turnabout Map
The maps purpose is to focus attention in new directions toward areas of exploding populations, energies, etc. It is geographically correct, just the perspective changed.
1515
Spain colonizes Cuba
1868-1878
Cuba fights ten year war for independence from Spain
1882-1892
Jose Marti lives in exile in New York organizing the independence movement with leaders such ad Eugenio Maria de Hostos and Dr. Ramon E. Betances
1886
Slavery is abolished in Cuba
1898
The battleship Maine is blown up in a Cuban harbor which lead to the U.S entering the spanish-american war. Puerto Rico becomes a U.S property.
1901
Platt Amendment is passed giving the U.S the right to intervene in Cuba's economic affairs, etc.
1959
Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro takes power from Batista and become a dictator
Santeria
Afro-Cuban religion/ combination of catholocist and african americans
Orishas
Any type of God
babalawo
Father knowledge or divination/bearers of the knowledge and of higher hierarchy
El malecon
The Malecon lies on the north coast line of La Havana, Cuba/ seaside
Negras
Believed to of had mystical powers/ god like powers
Ochún
Santeria Goddess of Femininity
Nuestra Señora del la caridad del cobre
The patroness saint of Cuba/also known as the Virgin of Charity
September 8th, 1492
Columbus meets the Tiano Indians and also discovered tobacco on the island.
October 28th, 1492
Columbus claims Cuba for Spain and enslaves the Tiano Indians