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According to the official site Cubadebate
Cuba was discovered by Cristóbal Colón on October 27, 1492. The conquest and colonization caused the extermination of its aboriginal inhabitants, so they imported African blacks to exploit as slaves. This mixture defined the Cuban population and culture.
On October 10, 1868, they began their independence struggles against Spain, whose domination lasted for 4 centuries. The United States intervened in the war and established a pseudo republic in 1902 and until the 1st. January 1959, when the Revolution led by Fidel Castro triumphed, establishing essential transformations for the life of the country and making Cuba one of the safest countries in the world.