Cuba Essay Topics

Dreaming in Cuban

Throughout the years, Cuba is known to be a Communist country struggling to determine its own identity. Some Cubans have fought with the decision to stay in their native country or migrate to the United States. Others have decided to settle in Cuba and let their fate be determined by the gods. Santeria, an African… View Article

Economic sanctions against Cuba

The US economic embargo against Cuba dates back to1962 during a revolution than led to Fidel Castro occupying the top seat as the President of Cuba. The embargos comprised both economic and commercial sanctions as well as financial support. These embargos were put in place when Fidel Castro nationalized all the enterprises that were owned… View Article

U.S. counterinsurgency operations in Cuba and the Philippines

In January 2002, The United States Special Operation Commands, Pacific (SOCPAC) took on an arduous task of assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with a specific mission for ousting the terrorists forces of Al Qaida, Jemaah Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf Group(ASG) and to carry the humanitarian operations in the islands of Basilan… View Article

Cuba and China

Democracy, or the power of people, is rather old form of rule. While the word “democracy” originated in the Ancient Greece in 5th century BC, this form of rule had existed even before this, found in ancient India republics before 6th century BC. However, it was the city-state of Athens in the Ancient Greece that… View Article

Strategy Process

1. Which strategic decision making model is reflected in the Cuban missile crisis, the rational model, the political model, or the garbage can model? Before we can explain which decision making was used in the Cuban missile crisis we first need to explain and understand what the different models are, therefore we explain in appendix… View Article

Reasons for Abolishing the Trade Embargo with Cuba

Cuban and U.S. relations have been on the rocks for the last 50 odd years. What follows is some background information on what has caused the rift between the two countries. It is a brief history of the American backed Batista that allowed U.S. interests to flourish in Cuba, juxtaposed against the rebel leader Castro… View Article

Cuban Revolution

The effects of the Cuban Revolution on women’s lives and gender relations in Cuba from 1959 to 1990 include that some say women have not reached equality yet with men, women gained more opportunities for themselves, economy and politics, and also how women still had responsibility for children and home, not men. One effect of… View Article

United States as expansionist country

The United States has been an expansionist country since the pilgrims landed. Until the US established them selves as a definite world power, they had shown themselves to be a very expansionist country. The imperialism of the 1900s may have departed from past actions in terms of size and ambition, but the fundamental reasons and… View Article

Music of Cuba and Puerto Rico: A Comparison and Contrast

Music is an important aspect of both the Cuban and Puerto Rican cultures because music forms part of everyday life. To the people in these countries, music is a way of expressing unity and belongingness. The European explorers, particularly the Spanish, who came to Cuba and Puerto Rico (Thompson, 1991) enriched music in both countries…. View Article

Cuban Revolution

The most transformative event for Latin America would have to be the Cuban Revolution. It all began when when Sergeant Fulgencio Batista seized power during a election. Batista had been president from 1940-1944 and ran for president in 1952. When it became apparent that he would lose, he took power before the elections and cancelled… View Article

Alberto Korda

The history of Spanish culture and their historic events have been captured through art for centuries. Photography is one form of art that has documented and symbolized historic events that are still used today as historical documents. A Cuban photographer, Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, also known as Alberto Korda, famously documented the events of the Cuban… View Article

Forces Leading to Revolution in Cuba

Background Cuba was discovered by Europeans in 1492. From 1511 it was a colony of spain and became a base from which Spanish exploration and colonisation took place. Numbers of indigenious Cubans dropped dramatically as a reuslt of European desieases and harsh Spanish rule. Those who remained were converted to Catholicism by missionaries. Cuba became… View Article

Report on Cross Cultural Management of Cuba

4 Analysis of Silk Trade in Cuba To a great extent, the silk trade can be influenced by the culture. Before entering into the Cuban market, the company needs to understand the culture and take into account the local market situation. Cross cultural management models can be used to analyze the cultural characteristics in Cuba,… View Article

The Cuban Revolution

“Analyse the impact of the Cuban Revolution on both Cuban society and the wider Latin American world” The Cuban Revolution of 1959 has profoundly shaken the economic, social and political foundations of Cuba itself, however its impact on Latin America was not as predominant. The inauguration of Fidel Castro over Fulgencio Batista was the beginning… View Article

My Best Memory of Cuba

Orly Solomon was a child star in France, the French Shirley Temple if I may tell the truth. At the young age of eight she became a famous singer, actress and TV host. She even got into the Guinness World Records as the youngest TV host in history. For years Orly toured around singing, released… View Article

Government and Media in Cuba

In between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean lies the island of Cuba. It is a small island with a total land area of 110,860 square km, yet it is so powerful enough to catch the attention of United States and to strengthen its security measures. The country was first ruled by the… View Article

Historical Methods

Cuba is one of the brightest countries and has undergone extremely contradictory political, economic and social development. Although this country has a number of prominent scholars, scientists and analytics, few of them consider the impact of climate on the country’s internal dynamics. Louis Perez, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel… View Article

Caribbean Literature

The evolution of Caribbean Literature started centuries before the Europeans graced these shores and continues to develop today. Quite noticeably, it developed in a manner which transcended all language barriers and cultures. Today the languages of the Caribbean are rooted in that of the colonial powers – France, Britain, Spain and Holland – whose historical… View Article

Cuba and Argentina are in Latin America

Although both Cuba and Argentina are in Latin America, they still have differences in cultures and even in educational systems. Moreover, despite the fact that these two countries are close in terms of literacy rates (although Argentina is slightly higher than that of Cuba), the two countries have much differences in educational practices. In Cuba,… View Article

Why Did Texas Almost Fail as a Spanish Colony?

Why do the ventures of man fail? The ventures of men fail primarily due to a lack of planning. In the case of Spanish colonies in Texas this holds true. The Spanish first set eyes on the Texas coast in 1519 and in 1821 they lowered their flag for the final time in Texas. The… View Article

Privatization in Cuba

Replacing Fidel Castro who has ruled the island for decades won’t be easy. Implementing changes that are opposite to what the citizens have come to know and practice for years would not happen in a year or two, or even in my years of administering the nation. I understand that the people clamor for change,… View Article

Sports And Games

Sports and Games are essential for many reasons.They not only help us to maintain good health but also foster friendship and goodbehaviour.Many people think that the aim of sports and games is to win gold medals in olympic games.That is not at all important.what is important is that every boy and every girl in our… View Article

Cuba and Puerto Rico

The Cuban culture is a combination of various influences and factors from African, European and North American groups. The Cuban Revolution has brought significant impact on the Cuban culture, particularly on the typical aspects of Cubans’ daily life. The Cuban religion consists of Catholic and Santeria, a mixture of Catholicism and Yoruba religions. With the… View Article

Sherritt Goes to Cuba

Investing in developing countries requires not only an in-depth assessment of the economic, political and cultural factors involved but also the reconsideration of the investor’s long-term strategies. Based on Sherritt International entry into Cuba, this case study analysis evaluates how Sherritt approached the Cuban government and how well it negotiated the terms under which the… View Article

Haitian revolution

These were wealthy whites who owned plantations and many slaves. Since their wealth and position rested entirely on the slave economy they were united in support of slavery. They were, by 1770, extremely disenchanted with France. Their complaint was almost identical with the complaints that led the North American British to rebel against King George… View Article

American History Précis

In the short story American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer encourages us to understand our own feeling and being sensitive to the situation around us before we act. Cofer supports her claim by describing Elena’s insensitivity to the president’s death visiting Eugene while everyone was still mourning. Eugene’s Mother assumes that Elena, her family, or… View Article

Comparison Essay Cuba & U.S.

In different countries they have different economics structures. Some countries are very similiar to other economies while some are the exact opposite. For example a country could have a whealthy economy while another country could have a poor one , just like the U.S. compared to Cuba. The U.S. consitution is designed to protect the… View Article

Hemingway’s Use of Code Hero in The Old Man and the Sea

Hero is a simple-sounding two-syllable word, which many people freely use to name and describe others. But, how many people really know what a hero is? One of the most know codes for defining a hero would be Ernest Hemingway’s code, which can be seen in his novels. “The code hero is a man who… View Article

Causes of Tension Between Cuba and the United States

On January 9, 1959, following their successful overthrow of the oppressive Batista regime, a band of freedom fighters, anchored by Fidel Castro, marched through the Cuban capital city of Havana. Upon his arrival, Castro immediately seized control of the Cuban government and declared himself the highest executive of the island nation, Premier of Cuba. In… View Article

The Cuban embargo

Cuba is less than 100 miles off the coast of Florida. A flight from Miami would take less than 30 minutes. However, that is not possible. If Americans want to travel to Cuba they need to either have a special visa or leave from another country, because regular flights between Cuba and the United States… View Article