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    Che Guevara Symbolism

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    made Cuba a largely isolated state that has not been able to trade goods inhibiting all potential to increase international trade. Che Guevara’s economic reforms resulted in what was considered to be one of the greatest failures in the entire history of the economic world. In previous years, Fidel Castro apologized for the treatment of minority groups, admitting that the atrocities committed during the Cuban revolution were horrible and misguided. Fidel also willingly admitted the obvious: Communism had completely and utterly ruined Cuba (Fontova). The once wealthy destination had become a wasteland of seventy-year-old cars and collapsing infrastructure as human capital was left to stagnate. This is a staggering different outcome to what the young economic revolutionaries would have imaged prior to plastering Guevara’s face as the mascot of modern economic freedom and global expansion. Such misconceptions are blown even further out of proportion through various other forms of medias such as blogs and books, available for full access to curious youth. Many of these books are heavily hagiographic. Very few books written on Che Guevara are objectively critical, debunking and analyzing Castro and Guevara’s state mythology. Humberto Fontova’s Exposing the Real Che Guevara is an exception to such hagiography (Fontova). Fontova spends hundred of pages interviewing eyewitnesses however, Che’s own words are enough to condemn himself, “A revolutionary must become a cold killing…

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    in the beach since she lived in Varadero. Her big sister, Caridad taught her and twin Helda how to sew. Sewing was one of Hilda favorite hobbies, she made dresses and skirts for her sisters. While her dad was working in a bakery with her two big brothers José and Eladio, Hilda helped her mom in the kitchen. When Hilda was in high school she gave tutoring to kids, is when she realized that she wanted to be a teacher. At the age of 19, Hilda went to the University of the Havana to become a…

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    Cuban Foreign Policy Essay

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    The evening of July 20, 2015 was an historic moment to put in the books. Citizens of the U.S. and Cuba watched as Cuba’s blue, red and white-starred flag was raised Monday at the country’s embassy in Washington. Bruno Rodriguez who is the Cuban Foreign Minister was in charge of the flag-raising ceremony that was taking place because full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the United States were restored thanks to the agreement of U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. There…

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    Finals Week Reflection

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    oppressed and impoverished as past news articles have reported. While abroad, she learned that the number of people living and sleeping on the streets has gone down dramatically. She also made note that most everyone in Cuba has a home and at least a little food to keep themselves and their family healthy. I was also surprised to hear that the Cuban people have access to health care when they need it. They can go to the local clinics without many problems at all. When asked about how the…

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    Che's Leadership Qualities

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    The most memorable act of humility Che displayed during the revolution came in the middle of the process and at the end of the process. During the revolution, Fidel Castro assigned Che to step down from leading his column and to educate and train new recruits as Fidel felt this would be more effective. Che although disappointed at this decision accepted his demotion and took advantage of his new assigned task. He took a group of peasants and transformed them into educated, passionate and trained…

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    Emotion And Reason

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    However in bias you are able to understand the opinions that writer may have on the subject, which, within itself, is knowledge. To solve the issue of selective evidence, however, a reader must look over multiple sources from both sides of an argue or subject. In the case of the Cuban Revolution we must find sources from Cubans and Americans to give the reader the information that one source may lack. While most americans in the 1960’s saw Cuba as a threat and Castro and his revolution as a…

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    Project Description: What role did the United States foreign policy play before, during, and after the Cuban Revolution, 1952-1963? Why did the United States government feel it necessary to intervene in the Cuban Revolution, which changed power from Fulgencio Batista to Fidel Castro? The island country of Cuba has always drawn attention from its neighbor to the north, the United States. The United States played a role when the country first formed to break away from its Spanish colonial…

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    Ernesto “Che” Guevara lived an adventurous life. From a young age he loved to push the boundaries. He went to medical school to become a doctor and in between his schooling he went on a nine month trip across South America. When he came back and finished school to get his degree, he left again. While on his trip he ended up in Mexico. After going to Mexico he met Fidel Castro. Che helped Fidel in the Cuban Revolution and took down Fulgenico Batista. After taking down Batista Che became the…

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    into the 21st century. Progress could even be seen in Granma, the Cuban state newspaper. It quoted Cuban President Raul Castro: “We must learn the art of coexisting with our differences in a civilized manner”. This was a very clear step in the right direction. Politics can be defined as the process through which actors use means to interact with each other to gain favorable outcomes for their values and interests. By looking at the normalization of relations between Cuba and America through…

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    Going back to 1952 the people of a small island 90 miles off the coast of the US became disgruntled, when the leader of this country seized power so he could always be in charge. This country is Cuba. The people of Cuba felt as if this was the first step to them becoming a dictatorship, and preferred their current democracy. This led to a newly elected high-ranking official to take matters into his own hands. This person was Fidel Castro. He decided to lead an uprising against Fulgencio…

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