A Spanish colony, Cuba became nominally independent after the Spanish-American War of 1898 and achieved full autonomy in 1934. Fidel Castro led a communist revolution in 1959, and held the presidency until replaced by his brother Raúl Castro in 2008. The country suffered under a US trade embargo and, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc in 1991, lost much of its trade
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- Mr. Carter says the Cubans assured him they were not exploiting technology to Libya or Iraq.
- The Cubans really feel like that's a lot of money being directed at trying to topple their government.
- By day we would sit waiting for the Cubans to give us the go-ahead to Havana.
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