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Cuba Arts

Cuba Arts

Since 1959, within the new socialist system of Cuba, art has found a new place. In art. 38 of the Constitution launched in 1976 it is written that “forms of artistic expression are free”. Consistent with the desire to shape a new society, the Castro regime sought to enhance the means of expression that most easily reach the public, such as engraving and drawing: expressions that guarantee the enhancement of popular aesthetic taste and provide a original contribution to the…

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Cuba Figurative Arts

Cuba Figurative Arts

The need to use artistic expressions as a tool for analyzing and transmitting socio-political cultural contents makes art today in Cuba an integrated and ever-present activity as a necessary qualification of the environment, workplaces, free time, study time, etc. The interest in the problem of mass communication has led the interested circles not only to favor certain sectors of art (poster graphics, audiovisuals, cinema), more responsive to the needs of maximum reproducibility and distribution, but also to reinvent the models…

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Cuba Geography and Population

Cuba Geography and Population

According to findjobdescriptions, Cuba is an island state of Central America; it includes the island of the same name (105,007 km 2), the Isla de la Juventud (2411 km 2) and about 1600 islands and islets, including the archipelago of Camagüey and that of the Canarreos. The island of Cuba, the largest of the Greater Antilles, is located between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 km E of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) and…

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Cuba Geology and Morphology

Cuba Geology and Morphology

Despite the relations with the neighboring territories, the island also presents itself geologically and morphologically completely to itself. The base, which consists of hypogenic rocks (granite, serpentine, basalts), emerges in several parts, wherever erosion has completely removed the protective mantle of recent formations. Of that the most ancient layers, which date back to the Paleozoic (Siluric and Carbonic), appear on small strips; to S. of Nuevitas, to the West of Pinar del Río, between Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Given the low…

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Cuba Economic Conditions

Cuba Economic Conditions

Cuba’s economic structures underwent a profound transformation following the 1959 revolution. Previously, the entire production system was dominated and regulated by US interests: agriculture was based on the monoculture of cane (which, however, in essence, continues to characterize it), land ownership was highly concentrated and industrial activity was reduced to the transformation of agricultural products. The agrarian reform promoted by the revolutionary government led to a more rational use of land and labor: the large estates were expropriated and divided…

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Cuba Literature

Cuba Literature

The 19th century and first half of the 20th According to Listofusnewspapers, the emergence of literary forms in Cuba in the 19th century. is connected with the beginning of the struggles for independence, when the desire for freedom and political battles fueled the work of many writers, including the poets G. de la Concepción Valdés and JM de Heredia (the latter used romantic forms to express the nostalgia for exile and their hopes for the American continent). To encourage the…

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Cuba Population and Economy 2000

Cuba Population and Economy 2000

Population Cuba continues to represent a reality in many ways atypical in the Caribbean and Latin American context: in the face of the good levels reached by some social indicators (in particular in the fields of education and health) serious economic problems remain (v. beyond), despite the timid reforms undertaken in the first half of the 1990s. Thanks to a low-growth demographic regime (average annual growth rate 8 ‰), the Cuban population has grown moderately in recent years, settling at…

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Cuba Population

Cuba Population

Explorations. – Columbus landed in Cuba, not far from present-day Nuevitas, on October 28, 1492, two weeks after discovering the New World, and sailed along the shore towards NW, probably up to 78 ° W. Uncertain if he had landed in Cipango (Japan) or to the real Asian continent, he sent an embassy in the interior in search of the Great Khan, who penetrated 12 leagues into the land, well received by the natives, but without finding either the gold…

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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. A2zdirectory: Describes prehistory and early history of Cuba. Includes history from colony to an independent nation. 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…

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