Essay on Cuba

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Cuba

In the past fifty years we have witnessed the end of the cold war, the end of communism in a vast majority of nations as well as the rise of the United States to being the sole world power. But while the world has greatly changed over the past half-a-century, there has been little change in the Cuban-American relationship. Since the rise of Fidel Castro to power in the early nineteen fifties, the United States has all but cut off all relations with the Cuban government. It has now been thirty-nine years since the United States first imposed its various sanctions on the Cuban government and even though Cuba has faced great hardship and misfortune in recent years due to these sanctions, the United States to this day is still
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There were few Cubans that supported this annexation of Cuba into the United States control. The majority of the people who supported this were the rich and elite. One such person who opposed the U.S. control over Cuba was Jose Marti. Mr. Marti lived in exile in New York for many years until returning to Cuba in 1895. Upon his arrival in Cuba, Marti’ was declared a national hero by the Anti-American supporters. It are the beliefs and ideas of Jose Marti’ that Fidel Castro later based his own ideals upon.
In 1882, Marti’ wrote that Cuban independence was a process and not a single event. He said that it would take lots of preparation and dedicated organization in order to achieve independence. (Perez 145) It was this thought process that was instrumental in the “defining of the most exalted version of Cuba Libre: independence from Spain and the United States. (Perez 146) It were these beliefs that lead to the establishment of the Cuban Revolutionary Party in April of 1892. The goal of this establishment was to liberate Cuba. Marti never

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