Santiago de Cuba

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  • Tourism And Virtual Tourism

    Tourism is one of the largest growing industries in the world due to globalization. The term tourism was first coined by Thomas Cook to explain travel by the European Railway, which marked the beginning of modern tourism. Travel has become an easily accessible and relatively affordable mode of transportation for the sole purpose of recreation and entertainment. Using the lens of anthropology, numerous ethnographers have addressed questions regarding our global state. In the plethora of new technology, virtual tourism has enhanced business structures, travel opportunities and reconceptualised what constitutes as travel. Roland is an anthropologist who applies the multi-sited ethnography approach and travels to the nation of Cuba to address the…

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  • Oumar's Journey

    Resting on the edge of the Niger River in the usual searing heat of Timbuktu, Fatima, daughter of a village trader Oumar and his wife Awa, quietly ponders about her father and his current pilgrimage to Mecca alongside Musa Keita I and 72,000 other men. Oumar was individually selected by the Mansa himself for this journey, and as important as the pilgrimage is, Fatima cannot help but to feel perturbed by her father’s absence. Awa and Fatima have uniformly quarreled with each other for the past…

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  • Pre-Reliquary Baptism

    Religion and pilgrimage to holy sites was developed into an integral part of the society during the 12th century. The Christian believed in the resurrection of Christ and the afterlife that depended on the actions of an individual over the course of their lifetime. In order to gain salvation Christians at the time made pilgrimages to holy sites in order to please their God and attain salvation from hell and find a place in the abode of God; the heavens. As the favored place of pilgrimage was…

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  • Why Was Conques Abbey Important

    In the seventh century, a Carolingian church had been constructed and stood for many years. Prior to that, it was considered a holy land by people living in the surrounding forests.3 Around the same time that the Benedictine monks had founded the abbey, the relics of Saint James had been discovered in Spain. This discovery sparked a movement and many pilgrims began to make their way to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela in hopes of seeking forgiveness for their sins or cures for their…

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  • Fidel Castro's Dictatorship

    modern Caribbean, the most progressive and enlightened of all island nations(the boys from Dolores). Today Cuba is a country suffering from severe poverty struggling to keep its head above water. Fidel Castro is failing in health and the islands future lies in leaders that will have to make a choice between a new Cuba or a dictatorship. Fidel Castro was born August 13, 1926 in Brian Cuba…

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  • Facts About Cuba

    What is Cuba? Where is Cuba? Cuba is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean. Many people know this country as Cuba, but it can also be called the Republic of Cuba. Because the island is shaped like a crocodile, it is sometimes referred to as El Cocodrilo. It is located west of Hispaniola. Cuba, capital is known to be the largest city, which is Havana. Cuba was first discovered by the famous Christopher Columbus in 1492. Once Christopher Columbus arrived, he claimed Cuba as a Spanish…

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  • Analysis Of Bacardi And The Long Fight For Cub The Biography Of A Cause

    In “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause” (New York: Penguin, 2008), Tom Gjelten highlights the importance of the story of Bacardi family which helped explain the evolution of Cuba as a nation. Gjelten focused on the entire family from the beginning and described certain Bacardi family members who played a vital role in the Cuban Wars of independence. There is also focus on the fifty year period between 1902 and 1952 and the actions of the family members. Gjelten’s…

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  • How Did Fidel Castro Downfall

    in America, throughout his life. Some believe Castro to be the savior of Cuba while others believe him to be its downfall. There a two sides to every argument and I hope this paper will help to bring both sides into account. Fidel Castro has influenced the history of the world and American foreign policy by doing things such as overthrowing the cruel dictator Fulgencio Batista, forming the first communist country in the western hemisphere, and playing a key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.…

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  • Cuban Culture

    History tells African slaves were brought to Cuba and some have married their masters, which resulted to Cuban mulattos (cuban-culture.com). Other races have also come to Cuba in the past such as Russian, Chinese and European. Three dominant bloods are present in Cubans makeup: “First of these roots is that of the aborigine inhabitants; their ethnic contribution was reduced by the impact of the conquest and colonisation process. It is for this reason that the more significant roots in the Cuban…

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  • Us Cuba Relations

    The US and Cuba have long somewhat difficult relationship, particularly during the latter part of the 19th continuing into the 21th centuries. Cuba, discovered in 1492 was converted into a minor outpost for ships returning from Spain. Three hundred years after discovery by the Spanish three major events suddenly placed Cuba on the world stage (Staten). First an economic depression forced Spain give up exclusive trade permits allowing the Creoles to turn greater profits on cash crops…

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