Title

No Crime Warrants Punishment: A look at Cuba's Political Prisoners Under Castro

Publication Year

2000

Keywords

political prisoners, Cuba, gender, politics, human rights, Fidel Castro

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | International and Area Studies | International Humanitarian Law | Latin American History | Latin American Studies | Political Science

Abstract

Cuba is an island located 90 miles south of Key West at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, between Florida and Central America. Cuba was discovered by Cristobal Colon in 1492 and settled by his son Diego Colon in 1511. Cuba remained under Spanish rule for the next four centuries, with the exception of a short period of British occupation in the 18th century. The U.S. won the Spanish American War in 1898 and granted Cuba independence in 1902, after four years of U.S. occupation.

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