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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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