Cuba is located in Central America in the Caribbean. Cuba has experienced a recent economic downturn in the 1990’s because of their withdrawal from the Soviet Union and is also a socialist state. Cuba has a large variety of natural resources which include cobalt, nickel iron ore, chromium, and copper. Their climate is tropical dry, moderated by trade winds. Compared to the United States, Cuba is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. Cuba is a less developed country and their official language is Spanish.
Havana is Cuba’s capital, known for their Spanish colonial architecture. Their total population is 2.1 million, making it Cuba’s largest city. It was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, and it is the center of Cuba’s government. Surprisingly, Havana is a popular destination for health tourism because they offer a wide range of treatments such as eye surgery and treating neurological disorders. Contestants will be visiting Plaza de Catedral and Fusterlandia. Plaza de Catedral is one of the five main squares in Havana and Cathedral of Havana is located their. Originally it was a swamp, but after the construction of the Cathedral in 1727 it was home to some of their largest mansions. Fusterlandia is a life-size studio and art canvas where the artist Jose Fuster lives.
Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara. It was founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. The population density is 1,200 per square mile. Contestants will be visiting Mausoleo del Che Guevara and Teatro La Caridad. Mausoleo del Che Guevara is a memorial in Cuba and it houses the remains of Ernesto “Che” Guevara and twenty nine of his soldiers. He was executed in 1967 when he was trying to end and uprising in Bolivia.