a totalitarian state controlled by Fidel Castro, who is Chief of State with the titles of President, Head of government, First Secretary of the Communist Party, and commander in chief of the armed forces
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba (Spanish: Cuba or RepÃºblica de Cuba, IPA: ), consists of the island of Cuba (the largest of the Greater Antilles), the Isle of Youth and adjacent small islands. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba is south of the eastern United States and the Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti and east of Mexico.
CUBA is a small framework for the development of component-based systems which can be run as EJB applications, AXIS web services or stand-alone J2SE programs. The component and programming model is similar to EJB session beans.
The country occupies the very last place in Latin America for both mobile phone and Internet penetration, and is fifth from the last in fixed-line teledensity. The government has blamed the embargo for the countryâ€™s poor telecom development, as the difficult relationship with the USA prevented the implementation of submarine fibre-optic cables; thus, Cuba has had to rely almost exclusively on satellites for international connectivity. But Cubans cannot legally buy a computer or subscribe to an ISP without having a government permit. Mobile rates are prohibitive for the vast majority of Cubans. Etecsa, controlled 73% by the government and 27% by Telecom Italia, holds a monopoly in both fixed and mobile services. It offers GSM, TDMA, and AMPS services through its subsidiary Cubacel.
Cuban tobacco is acknowledged as among the finest in the world. Cuba's best tobacco growing area is in the Vuelta Abajo part of the Pinar del Rio region in western Cuba. In general, Cuban tobacco is strong and full bodied, with spicy and aromatic flavors. It is also renowned for its suppleness. Most factories of premium hand rolled cigars are located in or near Havana.