Here Are 15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Our Mysterious Neighbor, Cuba

After 56 years of harsh, hostile relations with Cuba, President Obama has finally lifted the trade embargo that kept us separate. It started out as a prisoner-for-prisoner trade, but now it seems that Cuba and the U.S. might finally try being friends again.

But most people have no idea what Cuba’s really like; after all, we haven’t been able to visit in a long time. Except for Cuban immigrants coming in on lifeboats and Cuban sandwiches, there’s a lot that the American people have to learn about Cuban life! It’s a perfect time to go over some fast facts about our southern neighbor.

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1.) At age 12, Fidel Castro asked Franklin Roosevelt to send him a $10 bill, since he didn’t know what one looked like.

 
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