Cuba is a state in the Carribbean, located 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the coast of Florida, US. The former Spanish colony has been a Marxist-Leninist one-Party republic since 1962.
Cuba has 11 Million inhabitants, its society is multiethnic. Ist largest city, Havana, is also the capital. In the 1950 left-wing revoloutionaries around Fidel Castro and Che Guevara brought about a socialist Revolution. This page is an automatic compilation of all DW content related to Cuba.
Cuba's 37th annual International Trade Fair has opened in Havana. It brings together some 4,000 entrepreneurs from 60 nations around the world, despite tough sanctions from the US government and government liquidity problems when it comes to paying foreign suppliers.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and Cuba were the closest of allies. After a long cooling in Russia-Cuban relations, they have been hotting up again with Russian investment and trade volumes growing. Today, the countries' leaders meet in Moscow where further economic tie-ups are expected.