Essay on Cuba

The Life Of José Martí

Jose Martiwas born in Havana on Jan. 28, 1853, of Spanish parents. at 16 he published a Havana newspaper, La Patria Libre, and wrote a dramatic poem, Abdala. sentenced to prison as a teenager for expressing his support for the revolution (during the Ten-Year War) Marti is considered one of the great turn-of-the-century Latin American […]

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The Silent Don: the Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr.

Santo Trafficante Jr. was a Tampa mafia boss from the 1950s till his death in the 1980s. Being a first generation Italian, he inherited the family business from his father, Santo Trafficante. He was given the nickname “Th” because he was ruthless, yet well-liked and mannered. He greatly enjoyed reading history and biography novels, was […]

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Jazz and Latin Music

1.Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the twentieth century. •The influence of Latin music in the us in the early part of the twentieth century was the start of a new genre of music called “Afro-Cuban Jazz” 2.What was the significance of “Machito and His […]

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Kennedy Doctrine

During John F. Kennedy’s presidency the United States was seriously concerned with stopping the spread of communism throughout the world and there where hot spots that sparked the Kennedy administrations attention. Containment was the United States foreign policy doctrine that proclaimed that the Soviet Union needed to be contained to prevent the spread of communism […]

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