Spanish 9HPeter Straubinger Period 8Los culturas de paises españoles son profundo y muy complejo. Aspectos talcomo gobierno, alimento, musica, tradiciones y otros segmentos de los culturas son muydiferente y interesante. En Cuba, la cultura es Viejo y rico, con muchas hechos intrigan.Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean sea, only one hundred and eightykilometers south from Florida. It spans approximately one hundred and eleven thousandsquare miles, nearly the same area as Pennsylvania. Cuba’s main island is a thin, slightlycurved shape, with a multitude of much smaller islands falling under Cuban dominion.The largest country in the Caribbean area, it is also the sixteenth-largest island in theworld. Cuba’s terrain is mainly flat or composed of rolling plains, with the island’ssoutheast containing more rugged hills and mountains. A tropical climate holds sway over Cuba, with the dry season lasting from November to April and the wet season from Mayto October.Cuba’s government is and has been a point of friction for some time. In 1940, aman named Fulgencio Batista, with the aid of a growing Cuban Communist party, wasable to seize the seat of presidential power in Cuba. This first term was essentiallyuneventful, with Batista stepping down as per the Cuban constitution in 1944. However,he ran for president again in 1952. With polls showing that Batista had no chance of winning the race, he staged a coup on March 10
, and, with the aid of both a nationalistsection of the armed forces and the communist party, successfully gained power over Cuba. The United Stated pressured Cuba to hold elections, and Batista agreed in 1954.