Cuba’s colonial governors are listed below.
|January 1896||Sabas Marín, Provisional Governor|
|17 January 1896 to October 1897||Valeriano Weyler, 1st Duke of Rubí|
|October 1897 to 1898||Ramón Blanco y Erenas, marqués de Peña Plata|
|26 November 1898 to 1 January 1899||Adolfo Jiménez Castellanos|
When the Cuban Revolution was in full swing in 1896, Weyler was appointed governor and given complete authority to put down the insurrection and restore political order to the island, as well as to increase the profitability of the sugar sector.
Laureano de Torres y Ayala is a Spanish politician.
He was born on January 28, 1853, in Havana, Cuba, and died on May 19, 1895. He was a poet, philosopher, essayist, journalist, translator, lecturer and publisher who is widely regarded as a Cuban national hero for his involvement in the country’s liberation from the Spanish colonial occupation.
United States troops entered Cuba in 1898 to defend American interests and revenge the destruction of the USS Maine, which had blown up in the Havana harbor the year before.
In April of 1519, Cortes and his soldiers arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula, which is now part of Mexico.
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Conquistador Hernán Cortés (c. 1485-1547) is most remembered for his conquest of the Aztecs and subsequent claim of Mexico on behalf of the Spanish crown. Cortés (full name Don Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca) initially served as a soldier in an expedition to Cuba headed by Diego Velázquez in 1511. In 1511, Cortés was promoted to the rank of Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca.
In accordance with the idea of “one state – one party,” Cuba has had a socialist political system in place since 1959. A Marxist–Leninist socialist state, Cuba is characterized by its constitution as one that is driven in part by the political concepts of Karl Marx, one of the fathers of historical materialism, Friedrich Engels, and Vladimir Lenin, amongst others.