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Cuba Government 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES
Page last updated on June 20, 2014
International law organization participation:
unicameral National Assembly of People's Power or Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular (number of seats in the National Assembly is based on population and currently exceeds 600; members elected directly from slates approved by special candidacy commissions to serve five-year terms)
Political parties and leaders:
Political pressure groups and leaders: Damas de Blanco
National Association of Small Farmers
Patriotic Union of Cuba
political dissidents and bloggers
The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation
International organization participation:
Diplomatic representation in the US: none; note - the Cuban Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland is headed by Jose R. CABANAS Rodriguez (since October 2012); address: Cuban Interests Section, Swiss Embassy, 2630 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; telephone:  (202) 797-8518; FAX:  (202) 986-7283
Diplomatic representation from the US: none; note - the United States Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland is headed by John P. CAULFIELD (since September 2011); address: USINT, Swiss Embassy, Calzada between L and M Streets, Vedado, Havana; telephone:  (7) 839-4100; FAX:  (7) 839-4247; protecting power in Cuba is Switzerland
lyrics/music: Pedro FIGUEREDO
note: adopted 1940; Pedro FIGUEREDO first performed "La Bayamesa" in 1868 during the Ten Years War against the Spanish; a leading figure in the uprising, FIGUEREDO was captured in 1870 and executed by a firing squad; just prior to the fusillade he is reputed to have shouted, "Morir por la Patria es vivir" (To die for the country is to live), a line from the anthem
NOTE: The information regarding Cuba on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cuba Government 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cuba Government 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
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