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    Summary: The Cuban Regime

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    established itself as an independent socialist country that is managed by one party, the Cuban Communist Party. Unfortunately- like many communist countries- Cuba inevitably came to support laws that restrict human rights, especially those of artistic expression; Cuba’s legal systems restrict and censor freedom of expression, association, and press. Nevertheless, Cuba has always nurtured numerous art and artists. The Cuban regime states that their laws, in fact, support freedom of artistic…

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    As a student with very limited knowledge on the Cuban revolution, with information only gathered from movies about the Cuban missile crisis and short reads on the Bay of Pigs, as well as the numerous sightings of Che Guevara shirts, I found this paper to be a great opportunity to learn more about a subject that has been a large part of American politics. However, after reading the chapter about the Cuban revolution in Jan Rogozinski’s book, I found that there were main issues that could be…

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    Chile and Cuba: The Revolutionaries Behind It All Chile and Cuba have both endured hardships throughout their vastly different revolutions. Throughout the nineteenth century, Chile has had a tradition of electoral democracy and civilian rule. While Cuba was in alliance with the Soviet Union and the global Communist bloc. The revolutionaries Salvador Allende and Che Guevara had greatly different ideas on how to achieve socialism in their respective countries. Allende focused on a democratic…

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    Cuban Divas: La Reina de la Salsa, Celia Cruz Only few people succeed in the music industry, and fewer people succeed at an international scale. Many factors impact when it comes to succeeding in the music industry, in other words an artist has to overcome a different number of challenges. During the beginning of 20th century, Cuba had few artists, which mainly remained known at a local level. It was until the mid 20th century when Cuban music would spark a revolution. Celia Cruz, a prime…

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    In early 1933 they were able to force out Machado. The U.S. negotiator and the Cuban army were able to bring back the constitution from 1901 that Machado had discarded and also bring into power a new president. It was short lived though. In September of 33’ there was a turning point in Cuba’s history. The students and the military…

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    regime smothered the development of Cuba financially and socially, leaving the country oppressed and in poverty. Corruption ran high in Cuban government, with government officials making lucrative deals with American corporations with the sole purpose of self gain, leaving little for the average Cuban populace. Following the dethronement of this dictatorship, Cubans were looking for a leader and a saviour that would represent their needs and wants, and a leader whom they could trust. This…

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    Che's Leadership Qualities

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    It is not accurate to state that the Cuban Revolution was the event that turned Che into a great leader. In fact, the best way to approach his greatness is by Collins´ flywheel effect, which states that with persistent pushing, in a consistent direction, over a prolonged period of time, the flywheel would build momentum, eventually hitting a point of breakthrough. It was Che 's life experiences, every interaction with the right people, and the influence of each one of his mentors, what pushed…

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    Che Guevara had the confidence that communism would save the disadvantaged people of Latin America in the Cuban Revolution in 1956-1959, and continued to be a guerrilla leader in South America. Since his execution by the Bolivian army in 1967, he has been considered a legendary political figure and an icon of radicalism and anti-imperialism because he exemplifies the core characteristics of what it takes to be a leader (Besancenot, Lowy, & Membrez). According to Warren Bennis, an American…

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    research regarding American and Cuban encounters. “On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture”, is another Louis A. Pérez production that emphasizes the evolutions and transitions between, above, and below the two countries. The 579-page text is a tedious read, but a thorough history of the cultural significance the U.S. has on Cuban society. Pérez accomplishes this by studying the period between the mid-nineteenth centuries through the years of the Castro Revolution of 1959.…

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    Jose Marti Research Paper

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    The Life of Jose Marti Tory Anderson Penn State Dubois Jose Julian Marti y Perez was a Cuban journalist. He spent much of his life fighting for Cuba’s independence. In his life he traveled to many places. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to witness Cuba freed but to Cuba he is their nation hero, some people refer to him as the Apostle of the Cuban Revolution. He became the symbol of Cuba’s struggle for freedom (Liukkonen). Jose Marti played a major role in helping free Cuba from…

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