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.

Capital: Havana

President: Raúl Castro

Population: 11.27 million (2013) 

Prime minister: Raúl Castro

Currencies: Cuban peso, Cuban convertible peso