Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492, and it remained under Spanish control until the Spanish-American war in 1898. Cuba remained under American control until 1902 when it declared Cuba independent. Cuba went thr... More » Geography Caribbean

The United States trade sanctions on Cuba are considered by many to be an act of imperialism. Imperialism is the tendency of one or more countries to impose some degree of force on a country of lesser world status in ord... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

As of 2015, there are no cruises from Florida to Cuba; however, there are plans to begin cruises in May 2016, states the Miami Herald. Carnival Corp. has been given permission to sail cruises from Miami to Cuba through i... More » Geography
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The climate of Cuba is defined as semitropical or temperate, according to Encyclopedia of the Nations. The country's average low temperature throughout the year is 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average high temperatur... More » Geography Caribbean

Cuba is an island that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean approximately 93 miles south of Key West, Florida. It is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea. Some of its neighbors include the Cayma... More » Geography Caribbean

Some physical features of Cuba include the Sierra Maestra, Pico Turquino, Isla de Juventud, Laguna de Leche, Zapata Swamp, Sierra del Rosario and Yucatan Channel. Cuba is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, ap... More » Geography Caribbean

A popular nickname for the nation of Cuba is "Pearl of the Antilles." The nickname originated in the late 18th century. It is based on the natural beauty of the Cuban landscape. More » Geography Caribbean