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Cuba Literature

Cuba Literature

Although it was one of the first and richest Spanish colonies, Cuba was never the seat of a viceregal court, it had no university before 1728, nor any printing house before 1707, nor a theater before 1766, in short, it lacked a true intellectual life until almost at the end of the century. XVIII (with the exception of the publication of the Espejo de paciencia, short story in verse, of 1608, due to S. Balboa Troya y Quesada, but born…

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Cuba Arts, Music and Dance

Cuba Arts, Music and Dance

CULTURE: ART In the Cuba born of the revolution, the greatest interest was brought to architecture and urban planning to solve the problems of housing: the solution of low-density building agglomerations, with single-family buildings, was then succeeded, for economic reasons, by more interventions concentrated, with extensive use of prefabrication. Among the most important realizations is the administrative residential complex of “Havana Est”, with an equipped central nucleus that alternates buildings developed in height with others horizontally, alternating with green areas,…

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Cuba Cinema

Cuba Cinema

(República de Cuba). State of Central America (109,884 km²). Capital: Havana. Administrative division: provinces (16). Population: 11,209,629 (2018 estimate). Language: Spanish. Religion: Catholics 51.7%, non-religious / atheists 23%, Protestants 5.6%, others 19.7%. Monetary unit: Cuban peso (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.777 (73rd place). Borders: Atlantic Ocean (N), Sea of ​​Antilles (S), Gulf of Mexico (NW). Member of: OAS, UN and WTO. CULTURE: CINEMA A sporadic, semi-colonial and touristic production characterized the very long pre-revolutionary period (1897-1958), in which only…

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Cuba Education

Cuba Education

Cuban education is considered to be of high quality, and Cuban students score very high on international knowledge tests in mathematics, science and languages. After the revolution in Cuba in 1959, a dramatic quantitative expansion of the education system has taken place at all levels. Education is seen as an important means in the development of society. The combination of theory and practice, study and work, is fundamental to Cuban educational philosophy and is reflected in the content and method…

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