After defeating Spain in 1898 war by the United States and Cuba, Spain left Cuba and U.S. forces occupied Cuba until 1902. In 1902 the United States decided to give Cuba the independence under certain condition that the United States had the right to interfere in Cuba. In the late 1800s the United States had control over the Cuban sugar industry and was purchasing 87 percent of Cuba’s exports. Also many American celebrities and tourists were visiting Havana’s resorts and casinos in the 1950s. Through Fulgencio Batista era, Cuba and the United States cooperated and the relations were stable among the countries.
Communism was becoming a big concern as it was making its way towards the United States. A large amount of money was put in for containment to be put in place around the world and keep communism out. One place it did not manage to contain was Cuba. Fidel Castro was culprit in heavily enforcing communism to his own people. Fidel Castro had always had communist values in him when he overthrew Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which Castro took the place of.
Food in daily life for a Cuban is rather simple. My friend Vanessa Gutierrez, who is Cuban helps to explain the normal cultural lifestyle. Vanessa Gutierrez was born in the United States, but her parents are from Cuba, specifically from Santa Clara. The normal daily diet in Cuba is rather simple. It consists of rice and beans, also known as moros y cristianos.
Children attending school in Cuba start their day with a chant, “¡Seremo como el Che!”, meaning we will be like Che. To this day, revolutionary character is played upon as a central element to Cuba. Ideology, and popular support are the two central factors in any revolutionary government. Castro is no different in needing to establish both in order to gain power. Or is he?
Preston Lipscomb 5/22/17 Hernan Cortes Hernan Cortes was a Spanish conqueror. He was born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. He died on December 2, 1547. He invaded Mexico in 1519, and he conquered the Aztec Empire in 1521. His parents’ names were Martin Cortez and Catalina Pizarro Altamirano.
A Marxist revolutionary who fought in the Cuban revolution. Occupied several high ranking positions in Fidel Castro’s government. Ernesto Che Guevara has become one of the most famous people in the world due to a picture of him that is being sold everywhere in the world as both wallpapers and T-shirt prints, being marked as one of the most widely recognizes symbols of rebellion in the world today. “The life of Che is an inspiration to all human beings who cherish freedom. We will always honor his memory.”
Jose Maria Morelos, revolutionary or non-revolutionary is the question. Revolutionary is a person, event, or ideal that impacts the future in a positive way and doesn’t necessarily leave a negative impact. Some examples of revolutions that were truly revolutionary are the Haitian Revolution and the Glorious Revolution. Both of these revolutions are considered revolutionary because they changed ideals and left impacts on present time and the future.
Many revolutions have happened in Latin America throughout its short history, many of the revolutions that have occurred have been the product of oppression by governments and military groups that have flexed their political muscles in order to get what they want. Cuba was one of the countries that were under oppression by its own government, the authoritarian president Fulgencio Batista was the mastermind behind many wrong doings in Cuba for an extended time period in Cuba’s history, one example would be the Cuba’s cane industry being controlled by American companies. These companies paid an unfair wage to their workers and in some case they took over lands that were already taken. Another revolution that had similar interests and tried to
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.
Fidel Castro, like many other political powerheads before and after him, has been a figure of both admiration and revulsion. In the minds of Latin Americans, he’s the grandfather of post-modern independence; in the minds of Cubans, he’s the father of modern Cuba; in the minds of American citizens, he’s an inhumane dictator. From his role in a Lenin-Marxist political moderate group during his early years of law school, to the intense years of guerrilla warfare he waged against the corrupt forces of Batista’s army, to the decisive moments of the Cold War and the Cuabn Missile Crisis when he was nationalizing Cuba into a socialist state, Castro has played both the role of the protagonist and antagonist in post-modern world history throughout his
“If I were to possess a fortune of one million Ducados or more, I would spend the entire amount on this Florida Enterprise” (Menendez). Hispanic Americans have played key roles in shaping, influencing, and laying a foundation for the present day state of Florida despite racial discrimination, and suffering from derogatory stereotypes. Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519-1574) developed modern day florida in a myriad of ways, for Florida wouldn’t have once been a Spanish territory if not for the influence of Pedro Menendez. Menendez developed Florida by building what is now the oldest Florida settlement, and by governing Florida while also claiming it for Spain.