Cuba

exotic resort

flag

five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white, five-pointed star in the center; the blue bands refer to the three old divisions of the island: central, occidental, and oriental; the white bands describe the purity of the independence ideal; the triangle symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity, while the red color stands for the blood shed in the independence struggle; the white star, called La Estrella Solitaria (the Lone Star) lights the way to freedom and was taken from the flag of Texas design similar to the Puerto Rican flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed

government

the Cuban governments consists of dictator ship and communism. Comunism is the idea that all money made goes to governments and all money is divided equally among the citizens. The country's capitol is Havana. The Cuban currency exchange rate to the u.s. dollar is 26.5.

historically fascinating

Culture

The Cuban music culture is mainly instrumental and from African and European origins. Fidel Castro's love of baseball contributed to the 11 million sporting events in Cuba. Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Native American food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisine.. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a unique, interesting and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences.