The Political aspects of Cuba
The political part of the country of Cuba is known as a Communist State that is ran by General Rual Castro. Since 1965 Cuba has been under a Communist Party of Cuba called Partido Comunista De-Cuba (PCC). There are twenty four members of the political bureau of the central committee of the communist party of Cuba. These people make the decision for Cuba. Cuba’s court system is made up of four different parts. The 1st is Peoples Supreme Court, 2nd is Provincial Courts, 3rd is Municipal Courts and the 4th is Military Courts. The Peoples Supreme Court is made up of 5 chambers (Criminal, Civil and Administrative, Labor, State Security and Military). All 4 of the courts are controlled by Minister of Justice. ”In …show more content…
This has been recently changed do to the Obama administration. They use oil and fuel for most everything which comes from Venezuela. Fuel for their cars and other transportation is controlled by the government, it never changes in price. Cuba’s economy is weak by not as weak as some other countries. The average income for a Cuban is a little over $5,000 but take home is $20
Cuba’s Military break down. Cuba has an Army, Airforce and Navy. The breakdown of the army is known as Revolutionary Armed Forces. They are broken down to three different parts. They have the Eastern, Central and Western. They based in their respected areas of the Island. They have combat and supply units. The structure they have is “brigades, regiments and infantry, tank, artillery and air defense battalions”. (THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMED FORCES, 2010 ) Cuba has their version of a special forces that trained in a valley in Pinar Del Rio Mountains. The Special Forces are around 25,000 strong and the regular army has an active front line of about 90,000. The weapon capability is Tanks is only around 50 or so, Armored Fighting Vehicles is about 2,000, Artillery is 250 pieces, their version of MLRS or Multiple launching rocket system they have about 100. The Cuban Airforce also known as Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force. They around 250 MIG’s which do to money lack thereof maybe 130 are in
Service today and of those 20 or 30 are combat
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The Cuban government avoids taking action on big issues due to bribes from people who don't want to see any change in Cuba. The people who are bribing these officials are most likely conducting illegal activities . Refworld.org has Cuba ranked from a scale from 0-10 (0 being the worst) 4.5 amoung 186 other countries.
Secondly, Cubaneeds to repair its corrupt, failing state-run economy. The reality of thisstruggling economy is that Cuba’s resources are plenty, and its
economic growth comes from agriculture and exports to and from Europe. Since America has had an embargo on Cuba since 1962 neither countries trade with each other because of many disagreements about governing techniques and Fidel's unwillingness to comply with U.S. instructions. Cuba’s long history and culture has contributed to many economic and social growth through out the world, but Cuba is still struggling to try to stable their economy.
To begin, it is important to know about the history of Cuba to fully comprehend how things came to be as they are today. Since the Conquest and Colonization Era (1492-1898), many of the prominent European countries and the powerful neighbor to the north of Cuba, the United States of America, have attempted to take control of the land. It first began with the Spanish conquistadors, specifically Diego Velázquez, who was the first to explore and settle the land. Up until the end of the 19th century, the Spanish monarch was the authoritative figure overseeing the land and
There are only five countries left in this world that still call themselves communists stated by (PRI,2013). Everyone knows those five countries as, China, Dominican Republic, Korea, Vietnam, and of course Cuba. Cuba is home to 11.2 million citizens whom live a very different life than us who populate the united states (PRI,2013). During the year of 1925 the socialist party was founded forming the Communist party. Cubans government has survived over 50 years of Communism (BBC,2017).
The constitution of 1976, which was replaced by the constitution of 1992, defined Cuba, is a socialist republic. Both of them are guided by ideas of Marx. Lenin. Engels and José Martí. Communist party of Cuba is only party in Cuba, which is described "leading force of society and of the state” by Sawyer (2006,p.13). Cuba has a totalitarian system. It is no democracy. The National Assembly of People's Power is national legislature, which is the supreme organization of PCC and has 609 numbers for 5 years each term, has right to correct constitution and legislate laws. However, the power to make decision of legislative power is held by the 31 members of Council of Ministers. The president of this country, who is selected by Assembly, serves 5 years per term and can be selected unlimited time. In addition, any citizens who age over 16 and have not been convicted of a criminal offense can vote. The right of vote in Cuba is only to choose Candidates of the Assembly. According to Lambie (2010,p147), this select system of president means present president or someone who has important power might control the process of selecting for reappointment.
The communist Political system adopted in 1952, remains in effect today. Under Cuba’s communist state every citizen has the right to participate in discussions of political, social, and economic issues, but that participation is constrained by the chain of command structure of society and government. The Cuban Communist Party (PCC) plays a key factor in the selection of everyone voted into the legislative bodies. Even though Cuba has legislative bodies, their decisions must meet the President needs for his approval. Since Raul Castro is currently President of the Republic, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party,
Cuba, officially known as the Republic of Cuba (which it, most assuredly, is not), is a large island nation located in the northern part of the Caribbean Sea, closer to the United States than Latin America. Historically, Cuba was inhabited by indigenous Americans, of which the Taíno comprised the dominant culture on the island (Dacal Moure and Rivero de la Calle, 1996). From the time of Columbus until 1898, Cuba was governed by Spain, and its agricultural economy relied on the importation of African slaves (Suchlicki, 2002). The people of Cuba are, at this time, an intermixture of these three ethnic groups, though people with lighter colored skin are generally in the higher socioeconomic strata, meaning which in Cuba means either professionals
What kind of government depends on where you live and if that place has dictators or not. Cuba’s Government is the National Assembly (Miric).Raul Castro is not a dictator he has been elected by the people (Miric).
From their end, Cuba has surprised many around the world for striving against such barriers. “ The main driver of the Cuban economy is agriculture. The country is a major producer of several crops but sugar and tobacco are the big money products. Despite not being able to export their products to the United States Cuba has become a major exporter of agricultural products. There has been an attempt on the part of the Cuban government to diversify their economy and it looks like natural resources will be one way that they can do this. The country has become a major nickel producer and this has quickly become one of their largest exports. There is also the potential for Cuba to become a major oil producer. There are large reserves of oil in the Caribbean that are in Cuba's territorial water. It is very likely that in the near future they will take advantage of these reserves in order to help diversify the economy.”
It may seem that they don't make much money. Their prices in Cuba for things are far less than what we have here in the U.S. Like a bottle of coke is a dollar and twenty-two cents in Cuba and in the United States it is a dollar and seventy-five cents. Womens life expectancy in Cuba is 80 years old. Men's life expectancy in Cuba is 70 years old. Kids are required to go to school at least till high school. Uniforms are required at every school and they were different colors for each grade. The literacy rate in Cuba was 99% .Education is free to anyone all the way through the university level. They want everyone to have a chance to learn because most of them would not be able to afford to go to school or college.
The United States did not just put sanctions on Cuba after Castro came to power but also was trying to exert it’s power over the country when Batista was in power. The US wanted Batista to give up his leadership of the country so a new government could take over but the State Department was unsure how to go about accomplishing this since there wasn’t enough information to show what group could lead the Cuban people. These decisions that were made follow, albeit loosely, along the line of two decision models we have studied: the Presidential model and the Administrative Model.
Their focus was national sovereignty, reform, economic growth, a redistribution of wealth, and social justice(the cuban revolution p 62). Finally, in 1965, Cuba officially became communist with the emergence of the Cuban Communist Party, with Fidel Castro as their leader.
In 1940 to 1944, communist Fulgencio Batista withheld power as the president of Cuba and then from 1952 to 1959, United States backed dictator until fleeing Cuba because of Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement. Socialist Fidel Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Fidel Castro’s intent was to provide Cuba with an honest democratic government by diminishing the corrupt way in which the country was run, the large role the United States played in the running of Cuba as well as the poor treatment & the living conditions of the lower class.
As I stepped off the gargantuan, snow white cruise ship, I gazed at a colorful sea of retro-style cars zipping through the narrow streets littered with potholes. The day I had been anticipating and fearing was finally here. I was in Cuba. The customs office at the end of the ship terminal was institutional looking, with stark white walls and bright lighting. Eventually, my family left customs and officially entered Cuba. Before meeting our tour guide, we located a restroom. Outside, there was a rugged and dirty looking man selling toilet paper to American tourists, who forgot their own roll. However, the cruise line had forewarned us, so we bypassed him.