History of Anti-Colonialism in Cuba
By Cristian Sanchez
In a forest of banner-less flagpoles, there stands a wall, a wall that boldly displays three simple yet powerful words in bright red: “¡Patria o muerte!”. Even more curious than its placement amongst the aforementioned flagpoles however, is what building this wall is directly facing. Head past the poles and across the street, and you’ll find yourself at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. In a funny and not so subtle way, the wall openly challenges the embassy; a testament to the deep history and tense relationship between two governments.
The island of Cuba, only 90 miles off the coast of Florida, has been an anomaly for almost 60 years. Not an anomaly of economic development or global isolation mind you, but rather an anomaly in a part of the world that it shares many similarities with. Even within Latin America, Cuba stands alone.