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May 20 Cuba’s Independence Day.

On May 20, 1902 the republic of Cuba was created.  However, under the Cuban constitution, the US kept the right to supervise finances and other affairs in Cuba; this was known as the Platt amendment.  Don Tomas Estrada Palma (1835-1908) became the first president of Cuba.  He managed to sign important agreements with the United […]

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Guantanamo Bay 1994 – 1995

Guantanamo Bay 1994 Alexis Martin is a risk taker. In 1994, he and nine other Cubans left the island in an improvised boat, destination: the Florida. The 35-year-old Martin was born in a small country side town in Matanzas, Cuba. From 1986 to 1990, he studied computers and electronics in Havana. However, Martin dreamed of […]

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