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in 1998, English writer
cycled across Joyce Dunbar Cuba to raise funds for the National Deaf Children's Society, on behalf of a people with hearing impairment?
in 2003, the
Cuban town of had no water for 2 days while a 100-year old San Antonio de Los Baños aqueduct supplying the city was being repaired?
in March 1997,
became the first Lucia Newman United States journalist in twenty-seven years to be based in Cuba?
in 1901, two former political adversaries in
Cuba, the and the Cuban National Party , united behind the presidential candidature of Republican Party of Havana Tomás Estrada Palma?
due to a violent intimidation campaign of the
, no other political groups dared to contest the 1900 municipal elections in Federal Republican Party Las Villas, Cuba?
after winning a
2004 Olympic bronze medal, Cuban hammer thrower was not in the top ten at the Yunaika Crawford 2005 World Championships?
as part of
, 50,000 Cuba-Venezuela relations Venezuelans went to Cuba for free eye treatment?
competitions for the design of
José Martí Memorial (pictured) in Havana, Cuba started in 1939, but the design that was finally constructed in 1953 was a variation on a design that had come in third in the fourth competition?
in the midst of the 1962
Cuban missile crisis, the Indonesian pledged to send volunteers to Murba Party Cuba?
was at a New Year's Party when Burt Glinn Fidel Castro took over Cuba, and he arrived at the scene before dawn?
and its barge Tugboat Spence Guantanamo Bay Express deliver cargo twice-monthly from Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba?
the motif of "
," written by La Paloma Sebastián Iradier in Cuba around 1863, can be traced back to an episode during the Greco-Persian Wars in 492 BCE?
visual evidence of the
installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba which triggered the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 was found in reconnaissance photographs by CIA analysts led by ?
Arthur C. Lundahl the
, which began in Ten Years' War 1868, was the first attempt by Cuba to secure its independence from Spain?
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca (pictured), built to defend the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba from pirate attacks, was captured and partially destroyed by pirates while it was being constructed?
Cuban was barred from contesting the 1901 elections, as the government demanded the party produce a register of thousands of members in just two hours?
People's Party the
is the third most intense 1917 Pinar del Río hurricane cyclone to make landfall in Cuba, with a low atmospheric pressure reading of 928 mbar (27.40 inHg)?
hairstyle Afro (pictured) was once banned in Tanzania and Cuba?
after a recent
re-analysis, a was found to be the earliest known hurricane in 1924 Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, as well as the strongest hurricane on record to strike Cuba?
, a Raul Macias Cuban- Mexican boxer parlayed his popularity into a successful career in telenovelas?
Cuban tobacco grower was dubbed the "Godfather of Cuban tobacco"?
Cuban poet published his first book of poetry in 1938, at the age of seventeen?
Cuban politician Raúl Chibás defected to the United States via motor boat to Miami after initially supporting Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution?
Cuban First Lady became a contributor to Marta Fernandez Miranda de Batista Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital while in exile in Florida?
Cuban economist was ordered to be executed by Felipe Pazos Raúl Castro in 1959, but was ultimately spared and allowed to leave the country?
Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton said the in Brampton Jail Brampton, Ontario was "worse than any jail in Cuba"?
Cuba's is supported by both the Latin American School of Medicine U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez?
Cuban Colonel , who unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow Ramón Barquín Fulgencio Batista in 1956, later founded Atlantic College and several other educational institutions while in exile in Puerto Rico?
Hurricane Michelle (pictured), , caused numerous deaths and large-scale damage in a storm which took place in the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season Jamaica, Cuba, Honduras, and Nicaragua?
Iran and Cuba have been seeking to in recent years?
strengthen their relationship
( Enriqueta Favez pictured), a Swiss woman, studied medicine and served as an army surgeon in the Napoleonic Wars disguised as a man, went to Cuba in the 1820s and married a local woman?
Fernandina's Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), a woodpecker endemic to Cuba, is threatened by habitat loss and now there are fewer than 800 left in the world?
and his partner Paul Boucherot Georges Claude built an ocean thermal energy conversion plant in Cuba as long ago as 1926?
were strengthened due to Cuba-Pakistan relations Cuba's assistance after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake?
, who visited Bill Paparian Cuba while mayor of Pasadena, California, was reported to admire both Che Guevara and the U.S. Marine Corps?
John Singleton Copley's painting, ( Watson and the Shark pictured), was based on a real-life shark attack that occured in Havana, Cuba in 1749?
national service in Cuba's is regarded as more dangerous than serving in the country's law enforcement agencies armed forces?
once was the strongest current in the anarchism Cuban labor movement?
85 percent of the
tobacco grown in Cuba is produced by members of the ?
National Association of Small Farmers
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