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Raul CASTRO Ruz (president)
Capital: La Habana
Provinces and Administrative Divisions
Cuban Independance Day: 20 May 1902 Cuban Independance from Spain.
Cuba President - Chief of State
What kind of government has Cuba?The country is a socialist republic, the Communist Party is declared the leading force in Cuba. The government controls the centralized economy, labor market and the media.
The Cuban government provides free health care, education and subsidized food rations.
The President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers is Gen.
First Vice President of the Council of State and First Vice President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Jose Ramon MACHADO Ventura (since 24 February 2008)
Cuban Army (FAR)The army was heavily supported and financed by the former Soviet Union. Soldiers were trained by the Soviets from 1966 until 1980. The Cuban army has 50,000 regular troops and a potential of 2.5 mil.additional reserves. (source CIA factbook)
Radio Havana CubaThe radio station is located on Avenida Infanta Havana. The idea for a Revolutionary Radio was born during the guerrilla war in the Sierra Maestra. Later Ernesto Che Guevara estabished "Radio Rebelde".
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 (1998) Television broadcast stations: 58 (1997)
Website Radio Habana (www.radiohc.cu) Other Cuban radio stations are:
Cuban TelevisionThe TV is an important pastime and information source.The Government controls all television stations.
The Cuban TV is the main source of information for baseball events and political discussions, but also for weather forecast and hurricane prevention. The "Telenovelas" or Cuban soap series are very popular among women. The TV channels are:
Cubavisión, Canal Educativo, Canal Educativo 2, Canal Habana, Tele Rebelde.
Cuba Government and Cuban NewspapersThe daily GRANMA is the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party and the Government. Other Newspapers: Granma, Trabajadores, Juventud Rebelde, Bohemia.
Official Cuban Websiteshttp://www.cubagob.cu (Main site of the Government)
http://www.pcc.cu (Communist Party website)
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