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Mapping Social Change :: Cuba

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Hover over the map symbols to see Cuba's role in the transformation of Latin America.
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President Fidel CastroPresident: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (acting president, Raul Castro).

Came to power: Led Cuban revolution in 1959.


spacerHigh health and literacy rates, and offers of medical help and training to dozens of countries.
spacerUncertainty about succession following Castro's recent illness.
spacerWith Venezuela, initiated ALBA, an alternative to U.S.-supported trade pacts.
spacerIn 2004, oil find estimated at 4–9 billion barrels, plus natural gas, discovered off coast of Havana.

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Poll figures for other countries were based on 20,234 interviews conducted in 18 Latin American countries between Oct.3-Nov.5, 2006, and published in LATINOBARÓMETRO REPORT 2006, Cuba data not available. Email Signup
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