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  • VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech
    The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
    BBC News.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:08:02 GMT.
  • Raul Castro says détente won't change socialism in Cuba
    Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed a recent U.S. move to normalize bilateral relations, but stressed that Havana will not give up socialism.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:04:52 EST.
  • What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life
    What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life.
    BBC News.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:54:45 GMT.
  • Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement
    Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime’s power.
    By Nick Madigan.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:35:44 GMT.
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  • Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change
    After more than five decades of hostility, Cubans are contending with a rush of both excitement and uncertainty about what could be the end of a long global drama.
    International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:49:31 GMT.
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  • Tourism, Farm Groups See Bigger Business With Cuba
    President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba has drawn support from people who take tourists there and farmers who want to sell more food to the island nation. The decades-old embargo on U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:19:23 -0500.
  • U.S. Releases 4 Afghan Prisoners From Guantanamo
    The U.S. Defense Department says four Afghans held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been returned to their home country. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:51:42 -0500.
  • Cuba, Turkey and the unbearable feeling of loneliness
    It takes courage to accept failure. U.S. President Barack Obama has shown the world that he can learn from the facts and abandon a long-failed policy – because U.S. policy toward Cuba has been a disaster, a remnant of the 20th century.
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA
    Sala del Gabinete 12:01 p. m. hora del este EL PRESIDENTE: Buenas tardes. ...
    The White House.  The White House.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:53:07 +0000.
  • So Now You Want To Go To Cuba: 5 Things You Need To Know
    It'll be a while before Cuba's infrastructure is up to handling hordes of American tourists.
    By Andrew Bender.  Forbes.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:00 GMT.
Caribbean map, showing Caribbean nations and their capital cities

Facts About Caribbean States

The Caribbean Sea islands consist of the Greater Antilles in the north and the Lesser Antilles to the east, as well as The Bahamas (which are actually in the Atlantic Ocean).  The Greater Antilles nations include Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.  The Lesser Antilles nations include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, and Grenada as well as Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Browse the government websites for in-depth news and information about selected Caribbean island nations.

The State of Antigua and Barbuda's capital city is St Johns, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is the primary language used on these islands, and in 2007, the estimated population of Antigua and Barbuda was 69,000.

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas' capital city is Nassau, and its national currency is the Bahamian Dollar.  English is the primary language used in The Bahamas, and in 2007, the island nation's estimated population was 306,000.

Barbados' capital city is Bridgetown, and its national currency is the Barbadian Dollar.  English is widely used in Barbados, and in 2007, the island's estimated population was 281,000.

The Republic of Cuba's capital city is Havana, and its national currency is the Cuban Peso.  The official language of Cuba is Spanish, and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 11,394,000.

The Commonwealth of Dominica's capital city is Roseau, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English and French are the primary languages spoken in Dominica, and in 2007, the island's estimated population was 72,000.

The Dominican Republic's capital city is Santo Domingo, and its national currency is the Dominican Republic Peso.  Spanish is the primary language of the Dominican Republic, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 9,366,000.

Grenada's capital city is St George's, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  The official language of Grenada is English, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 90,000.

The Republic of Haiti's capital city is Port-au-Prince, and its national currency is the Gourde.  French and Creole are spoken in Haiti, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 8,706,000.

Jamaica's capital city is Kingston, and its national currency is the Jamaican Dollar.  The country's official language is English, and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,780,000.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis' capital city is Basseterre, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  The primary language used in Saint Kitts and Nevis is English, and in 2007, the islands' estimated population was 39,000.

Saint Lucia's capital city is Castries, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is the primary language used in Saint Lucia, and its 2007 population was estimated at 171,000.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' capital city is Kingstown, and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.  English is widely used on these islands, and the country's population in 2007 was estimated at 118,000.

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's capital city is Port of Spain, and its national currency is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar.  English is the primary language of these islands, whose estimated population in 2007 was 1,057,000.


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