Caribbean Islands

Eché mi esperanza al mar:
y aún fue en el mar, mi esperanza
Eché mi canción al mar:
y aún fue en el mar, mi canción
Luego eché tu amor al mar…
y aún en el mar fue tu amor,

~Dulce María Loynaz

Cuban poet

Website Resources

OPA Jr. High Library country profile: Cuba:

CIA World Factbook

Check out the display this week with books about Cuba:

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Fransisco Manzano

Music of Cuba

Utah Online Library

Did You Know?

  • Cuba is an archipelago of two main islands, Cuba and Isla de la Juventud (“Isle of Youth”), and about 1,600 keys and islets.
  • Havana used to be the gathering point for Spanish treasure fleets.
  • People stand close when talking, often touching or tapping each other when making a point.
  • Cuba is a socialist state, and its constitution regards the Communist Party as the leading force of society.

“Cuba.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, Accessed 05 September 2019.

Satellite image of Cuba