|Preceded by||Raúl Castro|
|President of Cuba|
|Assumed office 10 October 2019|
Legislative power is exercised through the unicameral National Assembly of People’s Power, which is constituted as the maximum authority of the state. With effect from 10 October 2019, Miguel Díaz-Canel is the president and Manuel Marrero is the Prime Minister of Cuba.
Miguel Díaz-Canel became president of the Council of State on 19 April 2018, taking over from Raúl Castro, and has been president of Cuba since 10 October 2019. The position of first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba continues to be the most powerful political position in Cuba.
Open corruption and oppression under Batista’s rule led to his ousting in January 1959 by the 26th of July Movement, which afterwards established communist rule under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba.
|Assumed office 19 April 2011|
|President||Himself Miguel Díaz-Canel|
|Prime Minister||Manuel Marrero (since 2019)|
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (Spanish pronunciation: [mi. ˈɣel ˈdi. as ka. ˈnel]; born 20 April 1960) is a Cuban politician serving as the President of Cuba since 10 October 2019.
Travel and immigration. As of January 14, 2013, all Cuban government-imposed travel restrictions and controls have been abolished. Since that date, any Cuban citizen, with a valid passport, can leave the country at will, without let or hindrance from the Cuban authorities.
The only way to become a Cuban resident is to marry a Cuban citizen. You can live in Cuba with a Snowbird Visa and just keep renewing it. It is important to know that as an American you cannot own property or a vehicle in Cuba , you can only rent.
It was established in 1898, when the United States took control of Cuba from Spain following the Spanish–American War. The United States used Guantanamo Bay as a processing center for asylum-seekers and as a camp for HIV-positive refugees in the 1990s.
In addition, Cuba has other issues such as deforestation, water pollution, the loss of biodiversity, and air pollution. Soil degradation and desertification are produced by the lack of good farming techniques and natural disasters. Deforestation is killing the forest, for example, cutting down trees.
As of December 6, 2018, Cubans can have full mobile Internet access provided by Cuba’s telecommunications company, ETECSA, at 3G speeds. One network link connects to the global Internet and is used by government officials and tourists, while another connection for use by the general public has restricted content.
Cuba has developed a growing relationship with the People’s Republic of China and Russia. In all, Cuba continues to have formal relations with 160 nations, and provided civilian assistance workers – principally medical – in more than 20 nations. More than one million exiles have escaped to foreign countries.
The economy of Cuba is a largely planned economy dominated by state-run enterprises. In 2016 Cuba ranked 68th out of 182 countries, with a Human Development Index of 0.775, much higher than its GDP per capita rank (95th).
Representatives of Spain and the United States signed a peace treaty in Paris on December 10, 1898, which established the independence of Cuba , ceded Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States , and allowed the victorious power to purchase the Philippines Islands from Spain for $20 million.
Although Cuba is generally a safe country to visit , a trip to Cuba may expose you to “minor” crimes such as currency scams, pickpocketing, and theft. You should also be aware of threats to your health like contaminated tap water, mosquito-borne diseases, and terrible road conditions if you are driving.
Following the Cuban Revolution in January 1959, Havana’s casinos were briefly shut down, but were quickly reopened after protests by casino workers left out of work. Fidel Castro nationalized the hotel on March 20, 1960 and finally closed the casino in October 1960, almost two years after his overthrow of Batista.
The Cuban communist revolutionary and politician Fidel Castro took part in the Cuban Revolution from 1953 to 1959. Following on from his early life, Castro decided to fight for the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista’s military junta by founding a paramilitary organisation, “The Movement”.