NAMES The names in my country are outrageous. The Trends to choose a name in Cuba include the adaptation of words from other languages, the formation of hybrids with the names of the parents or simples extravagances that have not explanation. Cuba was colonized by Spain and for many generations names like María, Ana, Isabel, Ramón, Pedro, Armando were common. In the eighties this custom changed, and Cubans began to call their babies with names like Mileidy by My Lady, Maivi by Maybe, Oldnavy by Old Navy, Usnavi by U.S. Navy or even Stainless Steel, all this adaptations of English words. The fusion between the mother and father´s names was another way to create names like: Rayvin (Raúl and Vivian), Mayren (Mayra y René). The recurrent option to reverse the words has been create another like: Ailed (Delia), or the names of the twins who sat next to me in fifth grade, called Nelson and Noslen, same name but inverted. We have the tradition to use names from the other cultures like Russian (Yuri, Boris, Tatiana); Muslim (Alí, Ismael, Sarah) and we use toponims in certain way, exotics for the Caribbean, like Hanoi or Yakarta. Recently the people who like the Brazilian or Mexican soap operas named their children with the names of the characters: María Fernanda, Marco Antonio and these ones are less extravagant, is like the back to the classics. But all of them are nothing, compares with the invention of names with the letter “Y”, has been a constant for many generations…
every day, is Spain. The main reason why this country has allowed the entry and residence of a larger number of Cuban immigrants is because approximately 65% of Cuban people comes from Spanish ancestors. As I have the opportunity to live in Spain and Cuba, I have been able to learn and perceive with my eyes the considerable differences in these two countries. However, some similarities between them can be seen clearly.
One of the most important and significant facts of comparison, in relation to the…
I would like to bring to your attention the last resolution voted by the General Assembly of the United Nations which asks our country to lift the economic embargo on Cuba. This twenty-first resolution related to the embargo on Cuba shows that more and more countries show their support to the Cuban regime, which puts pressure on the American diplomacy. The resolution was approved by 188 votes, and the representatives of different countries, including some of our strongest…
I understood but others I didn’t. So to me the comedy wasn’t there for me and wasn’t what I pictured it to be like but I liked the actual opera. I think the opera is better for expressing emotion because when the characters sing the songs they portray that emotion in the song which doesn’t always happen in a play. I liked the singing the best. I’m a fan of opera in general so I always find it fascinating what they can do with their voices. I didn’t like how Rosine was seen as a piece of property that…
In April 1961, Cuban exiles that were trained by the CIA and military forces, landed on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. Their mission was to over throw the Cuban leader Fidel Castro. This mission was a major failure many men getting killed and even more were taken in as prisoners of war. Who was to blame for this disaster? The CIA were planning this even before president Kennedy was even in office, but Kennedy was the president at the time the mission was in its final stage and close to happening.…
Cuba the communist island in the Caribbean Sea, with very hard life, with bright doctors, musician, baseball players, artist, actors, poets, writers, with traditional exportation like a Cuban or Habana cigarettes, and interesting people.
Cuban American culture came from Cuba a little island at North of Florida, Cuba is an island nation located on the northern of the Caribbean Sea, by the Antilles. To Cuba's east is the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic…
WHAT CUBA HAS ACHIEVED
Interpreting the pluses and minuses of Cuba’s revolutionary experience can
be controversial, because Cuba is an inherently politicized topic.
The achievements (see Keen and Haynes, 2000: 447–448) are very impressive
and very real: By 1990, unemployment had been virtually wiped out;
Cuba’s rate was the lowest in Latin America. Income distribution is also the
fairest in Latin America. Rents were limited right after the revolution to 10
percent of one’s income. There…
The CIA organised a uprising of the Cuban exiles at the bay of pigs in April 1961
The USA banned all trade with Cuba in the autumn of 1960
Fidel Castro nationalised all industry in July 1961
Khrushchev announces that he will protect Cuba by any means necessary against the USA.
Khrushchev placed missiles on Cuba in order to test Kennedy. This was because Kennedy was a new, young president so announced in September 1961 to see if he could threaten him. Khrushchev…
* John Paul Jones II: pope used his fame to draw to the sufferings
* Heroic figure; kind of Communist
* Solidarity: dock workers’ union
* Soviet Leadership: crackdown on the dock worker’s leadership
* Brezhnev Doctrine: Communist version of the Truman Doctrine (containment of Communism)
* Could have been the justification for the Soviets crushing the Hungarian uprising in 1986
* 1968: Prague Spring
* 1979: End of détente when Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan…
The Korean Soap Operas has made its way across the Atlantic Ocean and into homes around the world. The growing acceptance of Korean Dramas is dominating the youth culture across Asia. South Korea’s TV drama exports grew from $8 in 2001 to $155m in 2011 and industry executives say there is still room for expansion in Asia and beyond (Simon M, 2013). Nowadays, Korean dramas is taking a lather over Chinese Soap Operas. The core and soul of the Korean opera is a distillation of traditional Chinese…