Area Handbook for Cuba

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - 505 pages
 

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Page 36 - States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a Government adequate for the protection of life, property and individual liberty, and for discharging the obligations with respect to Cuba imposed by the treaty of Paris on the United States, now to be assumed and undertaken by the Government of Cuba.
Page 36 - VII. That to enable the United States to maintain the independence of Cuba, and to protect the people thereof, as well as for its own defense, the Government of Cuba will sell or lease to the United States lands necessary for coaling or naval stations at certain specified points, to be agreed upon with the President of the United States.
Page iii - Foreign Area Studies (FAS) of The American University, designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of various countries. The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and the kinds of possible or probable change that might be expected in the future.
Page 36 - That the Isle of Pines shall be omitted from the proposed constitutional boundaries of Cuba, the title thereto being left to future adjustment by treaty.
Page 98 - ... units, such as the medical corps, which were gradually integrated with the regular militia. In this way every important occupational group was reconstituted as a branch of an armed Fidelista movement. By joining the militia, men and women who had not fought in the revolution itself ("in the mountains") could actively associate themselves with the revolution's symbolic figure, an armed peasant or factory worker defending his right to build a better future. People who were unable to fill prestigious...
Page iii - FAS and do not represent the official view of the United States Government. An effort has been made to make the handbook as comprehensive as possible. It can be expected, however, that the material, interpretations, and conclusions are subject to modification in the light of new information and developments. Such corrections, additions and suggestions for factual, interpretative or other change as readers may have will be welcomed for use in future revisions. Comments may be addressed to: The Director...
Page 196 - European origin. Cubans are disposed to regard all unknown beliefs as sorcery or witchcraft (Spanish, brujeria}. Brujeria is the usual upper-class term used indifferently to denote African cults and all practices dismissed as superstitious. It is also used by devotees of African cults to denote black magic— the deliberate misuse of legitimate religious techniques for malicious ends. Thus all santeros are supposed to be capable of black magic, but nobody admits to practicing it. The rituals of all...
Page 252 - Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) — to name the largest and most important.
Page iii - ... institutions and practices of various countries. The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and the kinds of possible or probable changes that might be expected in the future. The handbook seeks to present as full and as balanced an integrated exposition as limitations on space and research time permit. It was compiled from information available in openly published material. An extensive bibliography is provided to permit recourse to other published sources for more...
Page 120 - Often, access to a clinic or a hospital bed could be obtained only through the political organization of the town. Services were channeled to the rural population through leaders of the party in power. Those using the health services and facilities were strongly reminded of the source of the benefits, and many were required to vote accordingly. Public health positions, like other government jobs, also were subject to the patronage system.

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