Cuba Expedition (Havana and Jardines de la Reina)
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Country in the Caribbean
Cuba, a large Caribbean island nation under communist rule, is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colorful capital, Havana, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. Salsa emanates from the city's dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.
President: Raúl Castro
Population: 11.27 million (2013)
Prime minister: Raúl Castro
Currencies: Cuban peso, Cuban convertible peso