Miami is a city of immigrants. Hispanics, Cubans in specific, now dominate nearly all sectors of the municipality: economically, culturally, and politically. Alongside Whites, Hispanics segregate themselves from other races, particularly Blacks. This paper will analyze the constructs, such as social capital, that attribute to Cubans’ successful creation of the enclave and will compare such experience with other racial groups.
Simply put, In a Communist system, individual people do not own land, factories, or machinery. Instead, the government or the whole community owns these things. The ultimate goal of communism is to create a classless society and creating a dictatorship (A government in which one ruler has complete control over a country.) For nearly 35 years, the Cold War took place between the Soviet Union and the United States. The war was referred to as cold because there was never any physical fighting between the two countries. The Cold War essentially began due to political and military clashes between the two countries. After WW2, the United States sought for stronger united Germany and independent nations in Eastern Europe. The United States president
Almost all the dishes incorporate some form of black beans, tortillas, and a side dish. Whether it is eggs & cream for breakfast or sopa de pollo for lunch.
To begin with, Puerto Rico and Cuba each have completely different government conditions. For instance, Cuba has been established as a dictatorship while Puerto Rico has been established as a republic. Under these conditions each of the countries have developed in complete different ways. For example, in Cuba, the citizens have had to live under the constant rules of their leader Fidel Castro. Castro used his power to create the structure of Cuba in the same structure as that of the Soviet Union, which in return caused him to lock up or execute anyone who went against what he said. Due to those reasons, Cuba 's economy was gravely wounded and the entire country was forced to grow under strained conditions,
People like Castro are jerks and are very forceful, bad leaders. Castro canceled elections, forced non-communists to resign from the government in disgrace, worked secret arms deals with the Soviets, carried out mass executions live on the TV’s, shut down the free press, attacked the church and confiscated its property, tortured critics, criminalized private commercial transactions and blanketed all of Cuba with the enduring terror of his dictatorship. A bad leader is a big push factor that made Mario Loyola and his family leave Cuba and go to the
There are many aspects to the culture of any country, and a very important one is food. Whether it is a group of friends at a social gathering or a small family at the dinner table, food and drinks bring people together. Moreover, the variety of food in a country helps make it stand out from others. Guatemala is a prime example of this due to its great variety of foods and drinks.
(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.
On April 16th, 2009, President Obama soothed the travel ban and allowed Cuban- American to travel freely to Cuba. In 2014, it was announced that Obama wanted to re-open relations with Cuba. In 2015, restrictions for US citizens to travel to Cuba was lighten which allowed travel to the country. But this was just strictly for missionary work and education. Visits for tourism was still banned. The two presidents, President Obama and President Castro met in April, 2015. This was the first meeting between the two countries in over 50 years. Several American companies was granted access to travel through ferry between Florida and Cuba. Still, the travel for tourism still remains
January of 1959, Cuba welcomed the first of the Cuban Revolution, and had become a communist country under the rule of Fidel Castro as mentioned in “Document D”. The US, against communism, became much involved in Cuba during 1962, when
To learn about a different culture, I interviewed my longtime best friend Gabby. Gabby is Latina and has lived in the United States for most of her life. Although she has not lived in Mexico or been there very often, she still knows and practices a lot about her culture at home. One of the first things she told me about was food. In Latin or Spanish culture, food is a huge deal. Beans, rice, tomatoes, empanadas, corn tortillas, tamales, and spicy foods are traditional. Drinks such as beer, tequila and various sodas are also common. Another type of Latin food is called pan dulce which is sweet, fluffy, crusty bread. Pan Ducle is often covered in sugar or frosting which is called concha. Another tasty treat of the culture is the candy such as
Tex-Mex is a fusion of Texan and Mexican Cuisine, popularized and regarded as one of the United States native food. Tex-Mex has influences from both Spanish cultures and incoming American cultures. Today, it is popular across the country, but in Texas, traditions and quality still hold up to be the best. Texas’s nickname is “Lone Star State”, and the culture of cowboys, traditional-western, hot desert area, and rodeos are seen today as Texan Culture (Nenes 253). The term Tex-Mex was coined in 1875 as a nickname, regarding the Texan-Mexican Railway, but was later used in the 1900’s, as cuisine in the Texan area.
Cuba right now is the only current country under communism in Latin America. Due to communism, the citizens of Cuba live in economic and political unrest. Many Cubans resort to fleeing from Cuba to escape their living conditions. For some people leaving is the only solution. In the book, Everyone Leaves, Wendy Guerra illustrates how hardships and or situations force people to leave.
In 1952 he overthrew the government. While he was president, The United States of America purchase more than half of Cuban sugar. The United States of America also took 90% of its utilities and telephones, 40% of its utilities and telephones and 50% of railroads. Most of their imports were from the United States. It seems as Bautista was only trying to keep the United States of America satisfied ignoring that their own people there were suffering from starvation. The July 26th movement occurred when Fidel Castro tried to overcome the Batista government. He led attacks on 2 army and ammunition. The attacked failed. He then was arrested with 68 of the attackers. They were tortured and executed. Fidel Castro was then arrested for 2 years. He then return and was able to obtain power. Cuba under Castro’s government became communist. Everything in Cuba was then property and own by the government. Castro took control by declaring everything was that once owned by Americans will now be owned by the Cuba government. An embargo was then established between Cuba and The United States of America. These two countries were then not allowed to trade with each other. This embargo has been around even till this day. Embargo and restriction of entering Cuba from the United States were talked about in class. Most people go to Mexico and from there to Cuba if they want to visit that country. Castro believe in everyone being equal
The embargo on Cuba started because of the missile crisis of the 1960s. Cuba is suspected of blowing up an American ship many years ago. The U.S started the embargo instead of going to a war with the island, Cuba. However, that is not the only reason. Cuba mistreats its citizens; barely let them own businesses or any properties. People say that an tourist in Cuba has more rights than Cubans who live there. The Leaders of Cuba are extremely awful. Fidel Castro and Raul Castro have enslaved Cubans with poverty by using communism. To have their politics and communist government change into democratic, the U.S has put in many work, which change nothing about the horrible condition of this brother country. One example of this would be the Helms-Burton
Culture and memories are expressed through food. Everyone can identify themselves with a concrete culture and in every group there are numerous food dishes that satisfies one, or brings back peerless memories and feelings only they can relate to. Food itself has meaning attached to it, from the way it is prepared down to the ingredients used. Factors that influence food can be anything from practices and beliefs to the economy and distribution. Culinary traditions are important in helping express cultural identity. There is a big connection between food and culture and it is passed down from generation to generation to help preserve and embrace those very traditions that make every country unique through food. It symbolizes pride for their