Caribbean Islands

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

~Dulce María Loynaz

Cuban poet

Website Resources

OPA Jr. High Library country profile: Cuba:

https://opajrhighlibrary.weebly.com/cuba.html

CIA World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html

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, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=40&cn=Cuba. Accessed 05 September 2019.


Satellite image of Cuba

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