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"Cuban media is operated under the supervision of the Communist Party's Department of Revolutionary Orientation, which "develops and coordinates propaganda strategies"."--Sholem Stein

"Cuba, quiero bailar la salsa." --"Cuba"

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A country and the largest island in the Caribbean. Cuban culture is much influenced by the fact that it is a melting pot of cultures, primarily from Spain and Africa. It has produced more than its fair share of literature, including the output of non-Cubans Stephen Crane, and Ernest Hemingway.


The Culture of Cuba is a complex mixture of different, often contrasting, factors and influences. Traditionally, Cuba is a meeting point of European, African, Amerindian and continental North American cultures. Since 1959, the Cuban Revolution has also greatly affected Cuban culture, down to the most basic levels of daily life. Much of Cuban culture, especially Cuban music, is instantly recognizable throughout the world.

Cuba in film

Before Night Falls is a 2000 movie directed by Julian Schnabel. The film, based on the autobiography of Reinaldo Arenas, ends where Scarface starts.

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