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Cuba

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Casie King

on 24 February 2014

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Transcript of Cuba

Economy
Exported Goods
sugar, nickel, tobacco, fish, medical, citrus and coffee
Imported Goods
food fuel, clothing, machinery
Exchange Countries
China, Canada, Netherlands & Spain
Agricultural system
grow more of their own food
Currency
Cuban pesos
monthly wage of 466 pesos, about 19 US dollars
Health
ranked high in medical personal
Located in the Caribbean Sea
Lies west of North Atlantic Ocean and East of the Gulf of Mexico
Total land area 109 884 Km2
Flat to rolling plains
Tropical
Minimum temperature 21 degrees to 27 degrees
Drought
Often hit by hurricanes on the eastern coast
Political and Legal Systems
Capital city of Cuba is Havana
Is a one-party communist state (PCC)
Is governed by Raul Castro since 2008
President of State
President of Ministers
Council of Ministers consists of:
President: Raul Castro
1st Vice President: Migual Diaz-Canel
7 Vice Presidents of State
Law is enforced by the National Revolutionary Police Force
Knowledge and Beliefs
Religion
Christian (Roman Catholic)
Religious freedom
practice Santeria (Catholicism & African faiths)
Small communities of Jewish & Muslims
Cultural Diversity
European, African & North American Culture
La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (The Virgin of Cobre)
Catholic patroness of Cuba, symbol of Cuban Culture


Art, Recreation and Leisure
Music
salsa, rumba & mambo
Sports
baseball
basketball
volleyball
cricket
competes in the Olympic Games
Communication
Language
Spanish
Romantic language
470 million speakers
English
Gestures
Shaking hands with men and women is habitual
Kissing and hugging when being greeted is common
People stand close to each other when talking
Stepping away from someone can be considered rude
Nodding of the head is common, even when they don't understand

Cuba
Physical
Family Life
Material Goods
Environment
Food
imported & grown
mix of Spanish & Caribbean
rice and beans
rashen books
Clothing
imported
women's are very colourful
Transportation
roads
railways
airports
waterways

Families
The men are considered the head of the household
Women do the domestic work
Extended families often live together
Community serves as extended family too
Wedding receptions are known for being lively
Live bands
Participating in the money dance
Education
6-15 year old children must attend school
Wearing uniforms
Universities and Colleges are available
By: Rebecca & Casie
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