The city of Miami is defined by the ascendancy of Hispanics. At 63.5% they illustrate the majority of the population, with Blacks at 18.5% and Whites at 15.4% following behind. (Figure A) The Hispanic population can most directly be attributed to the immigration of Cuban exiles during the mid and late twentieth century. The state of Florida houses 77% of the Cuban population within the United States, the city of Miami containing the largest number. (www.census.gov)
The Mexican culture is very diverse and has a long-standing history. With its many different languages and religions it a melting pot of a country. Being the 14th largest country it has many different influences across the world with its bright and vibrant art and products. Mexico also has a big tie to the church with all of the religious influences, which keeps it a tight nit with family values. Overall Mexico is a wonderful country with a rich
In light of all the atrocities enacted upon mankind, none were as demeaning and repugnant as slavery. On the island of Cuba, slavery flourished for over 300 years with more than one million slaves being trafficked from Africa and China. Many of these slaves were brought over to work on large plantations that harvested tobacco, coffee and sugar cane. Life on the plantations was not only exhausting, but a slave’s life was often cut short due to the rigorous demands of crop and factory production. Slavery was finally abolished on the island in 1886, but had already left its indelible mark on Cuban society. This essay will cover the different facets regarding slavery in Cuban society and its effects on modern day Cuba.
The cuban revolution allowed for gender equality and the role of women in cuban society to shift tremendously. The entire system of government changed, Cuban Women were given opportunities to leave their household and get an education, obtain government jobs that were only given to men, and they were granted opportunities that improved the status and the rights of women. Even though, the social and economic circumstances profoundly changed, social relations did not. Women in Cuba still had to fight exploitation, poverty, and violence. Many women were not given opportunities simply because of the color of their skin, notably lower class women who had to grapple with the intersecting, stratifying layers of classism, sexism, and racism in society.
Cuba came under the ascendancy of United States imperialism as a result of the Spanish- American war. Cuba was the pearl of the Caribbean; it remained under Spanish control due
The Cuban Revolution was successful in toppling the corrupt Batista dictatorship and getting the Cosa Nostra (a major crime syndicate in Sicily) out of Cuba. The Cuban Revolution was and is not successful however, in making Cuba a free land and a good place to live for everyone. It benefited just the communist party leaders. At first the Cuban people thought they were fighting from freedom, and that they were trying to free themselves from Batista and the United States. However, what most of the cuban people didn 't know it was that it was all a lie. Nothing changed things got worse and worse and worse. Cuba remained the same as it did earlier with Batista; a poor country in debt whose livelihood depends on sugar production.
The traditional Cuban family structure is patriarchal, a dominant male and a passive female is common, but mainly among older generations of family. The new family is more open to changes, education for all, especially women, was a big step in the participation of women in the workforce, gender equality, respect to marriage, divorce, household responsibilities, and decision-making. Cuban American women with acculturation were ready to join work outside the home and contribute, like men, to the social and economic growth of the family.
Sitting in the waters of the Caribbean Sea are two islands known as Cuba and Puerto Rico. When viewing these islands, the most common error individuals make is mistaking the two islands as being identical to each other. In reality, Puerto Rico and Cuba each have distinct differences that make themselves unique.
The bias of migration is usually ignored, people overlook the pains that immigrants went through in order to start a new life. Like most, immigrants left their countries because of economics or political reasons. The first waves of Cuban immigrants were of the upper and middle class. They were welcomed by the U.S because of their economic and intellectual value. The U.S was happy to open its doors to the Cubans because they were fleeing from a communist government and moving to a democratic one. However, the U.S was not as friendly to those of lower social class.
(SP 1 The Haitian People feel very strongly about greetings, Men shake hands on meeting and departing, men and women kiss on the cheek when greeting, women kiss each other on the cheek. An older person might be called “aunt” or “uncle” as sign of respect even if they not related.
Miami and New York both are wonderful places to visit. New York, it is one of the most populated cities in the U.S for their large buildings and Miami is one of the state most popular vacation spots. Although there are several similarities between Miami and New York, there are many obvious differences between them in their economy, entertainment, and cultures.
Growing up in Cuba, boys and girls were freely allowed to play with one another. Many girls would climb big trees to get fresh savory mangos. They would fall and scrape their knees while playing hide and seek and even play sports which were considered “manly”. Many girls preferred to work outside the house, they would perform jobs such as; repairing a broken fence or painting the house. Boys were never told not to play with the girls, in fact, they would also help out around the house and clean dishes after a meal. Feminism was never really an issue.
Race relations within the revolutionary Caribbean complicated the Twentieth Century, leaving questions of freedom and nationalism open to interpretation. In A Nation for All, Alejandro De La Fuente examines various meanings of race within post-Spanish Cuba, Batista’s Cuba, and socialist Cuba, and how racial tensions aligned with revolutionary ideas. Rather than simply adopting a chronological organization of events, Alejandro De La Fuente gains the reader’s attention by utilizing a thematic scheme. The idea of an inequality, masked by revolutionary, egalitarian rhetoric, remains central to each thematic division. De La Fuente’s work serves to undermine the elitist pretense of equality in Twentieth Century Cuba and expose the long-term effects
This shows how when one has unrestricted access to other nations how we can overlook their shortcomings even at the expense of our own morals. The book also highlights the way the American government treated the Cubans in the same way they treated their own minority population. As a result of the thought process that the Blacks were bad, that affected many policies concerning the Cuban government. It is important to note that some time after Cuba gained its independence they had a high literacy rate, low infant mortality rate, relatively high income per capita. They were one of the leading countries in Latin America although compared to America their numbers were low. From the Cuban perspective most of the hostility towards America came as a result of knowledge that they exploit people and lands in order to enhance their own wealth. Cuba did not see themselves as needing help from people like the United
This summer I went on a mission trip with my church to Cuba for one week. We visited our companion church which is located in Los Arabos, It is four hours away from Havana. While we are in Los Arabos the people of the community were nice enough to let us live in their homes for a week. This was my second year going and it was a lot of fun helping the people and giving back to the community. Los Arabos is the complete opposite of Havana, its more farm land and open greenery while Havana is more touristy. Having been to Cuba both before the embargo act and after, I could really see a difference. For one, there was a lot more technology this year then there was last year. Some of the kids from Los Arabos had tablets and smart phones. There was even a cell tower that had been built recently in the city. As fas as