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Cuba is located right off of the coast of Florida and Mexico.

February 2, 1959 Cuba declares Fidel Castro to be the new premier and president.

October 1962The Cuban Missile Crisis, a direct confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, occurred.

February 1976Soviet and Cuban forces help install Communist government in Angola.

May 1960 The Soviet Union and Cuba establish diplomatic relations.The United States ends its foreign aid program to Cuba.

April 1961Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

August 1960 The U.S. plans to assassinate Fidel Castro and imposes a trade embargo against Cuba.

Raúl Castro was a rebel commander during the 1950s; after his brother Fidel Castro, took power, Raúl Castro was one of the most important figures in the party, serving as Minister of the Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008.

Che Guevara played a central role in training the militia forces who repelled the Bay of Pigs Invasion and bringing the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles to Cuba which precipitated the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Fidel Castro is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008

Relations between the United States and Cuba deteriorated greatly. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Cuba and has an embargo which makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to do business with Cuba. The United States imposed the embargo because of the nationalization of US property, and it will continue it as long as the Cuban government continues to refuse to move toward democratization and greater respect for human rights.

Facts about Cuba-The capital of Cuba is Havana.-Cuba has a population of 11 million people (11,061,886) as of July 2013.-The country remains one of the world's four self-declared communist states today.

Cuban Missile Crisis Map


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