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Overview

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Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a island nation in the Caribbean. It is located where the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet. It is south of the United States of America. It's capital and largest city is Havana.[1]

Ancient History

The Spanish started occupied the country.[1] A resistance eventually formed against them, and led to a conflict, the Ten Years War from 1868 to 1878.[1]

A revolt later exploded in 1895, setting off the Spanish-American War.[1]

20th Century

Following that war, the American occupied the country, establishing their military government and a presence in Guantanamo Bay.[1]

In 1940, Mad scientist Dr. Bruno Varoz conducted his gruesome experiments on an island off the coast of Cuba. He created an army of Zombies which he unleashed upon the United States. Varoz and his island were destroyed by the robot Electro, which also put a stop to his creations.[2]

In 1941, The Angel was in Cuba, where in the town of Sabatino he was investigating the reports that the nearby Castle de Sabatino was haunted. What he found there was voodoo practitioner Ricardo Amegos was using an army of Zombies to mine gold that he discovered beneath the castle. The Angel slew Amegos and his Zombies, turning the property over to its rightful owner, Jane Travers.[3]

In 1945, The Sub-Mariner was active in the area, assisting test pilot Hal Jordan reclaim the plantation he inherited.[4]

In 1961, Eventually, Fidel Castro overthrew the American military government, and installed a communist state[1] with himself as head of it.

The United States attempted an invasion of Cuba, at the Bay of Pigs, in which Izzy Ortega's father fought on the Communist's side.[5]

In 1967, The scientist Caldwell Rozza developed a serum that should have turned El Presidente into a super-human. However, because the Presidente didn't trusted Rozza, he made him drink the serum himself, turning him into the Crusher. He was sent on a mission to defeat Iron Man[6] and taking down Stark Industries[1] to prove his loyalty and dedication.

In the 1980's during his rule, Castro kicked out in 1980 the gays, intellectuals, writers, artists and mutants, among those Izzy Ortega's parents, who were poets, and himself, seven years old at that time.[7] At some point, he also rounded up mutants and interned them in labor camps.[5] More recently, he has stated "[he was] absolutely opposed to any form of repression, contempt, scorn or discrimination with regard to mutants".[5]

Modern Age

The Humans for Genetic Equality who were led by Lazaro Rivera fought against the government over its anti-mutant policies, including the creation of a Sentinel program. Lazaro's brother Evangelina had technopathic abilities being used by the program to control Sentinels. Lazaro ended up killing Evangelina to stop the Sentinels under her control being sent to kill mutants.[8]

The Scarecrow became exiled in Cuba after his attempt to sell some of Tony Stark's defense plans and Stark Industries' secrets to the Cuban military was thwarted by Iron Man.[9]

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Facts

Localization

Cuba is an islands country composed of a main island and another smaller. Located south and close of the Tropic of Cancer, it is surrounded at south by many islands of the Caribbean Sea (St. Cyril, Venom's Island, Althea Island, Jamaica), at east by Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Its west coast is close to Mexico's, while at large of its north's are the Bahamas and Florida.[1]

Its north-west coast is on the Gulf of Mexico.[1]

Languages

The major language is the Spanish.[1]

Economy

The Cubans use the Cuban peso as money.[1]

The main resources of the Cuban economy are cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, silica, steel, cement, timber, salt, sugar, tobacco, agriculture, petroleum, construction, pharmaceuticals, agricultural machinery and tourism.[1]

Defenses

Revolutionary Armed Forces

The Revolutionary Armed Forces are composed of four branches: The Revolutionary Army, Revolutionary Navy, Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force and Youth Labor Army.[1]

Intelligence

The General Intelligence Directorate provide intelligence to the government.[1]

Sentinels

It was stated that they formerly held a stockpiles of Sentinels to police their mutants. General Luis Diosvil was responsible for the Sentinel program in Bayamo. Evangelina Rivera was used by the military to help control the CPU of the Sentinels, until she was killed by her brother Lazaro, leader of the Humans for Genetic Equality, in order to save mutants threatened by the Sentinels. That program was ended partly thanks to the help of Mystique and Shortpack, under Charles Xavier's instructions.[8]

Scientists

The Cuban scientist Caldwell Rozza became the Crusher thanks to his own formula, and tried to took down Stark Industries,[1] and Iron Man.[6]

Politic

Republica de Cuba is a communist state[1] ruled by the dictator Fidel Castro.[10]

During his rule, Castro kicked out in 1980 the gays, intellectuals, writers, artists and mutants, among those Izzy Ortega's parents, who were poets, and himself, seven years old at that time.[7]

At some point, he also rounded up mutants and interned them in labor camps.[5]

More recently, he has stated "[he was] absolutely opposed to any form of repression, contempt, scorn or discrimination with regard to mutants".[5]

International Relations

Cuba is member of many international organizations, including Interpol, the Unites Nations, the UNESCO, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.[1]

Cuba shares commercial and economic important ties with the Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Italy Netherlands and Spain.[1]

The country benefits also from Venezuela's support, one of its strongest allies.[1]

The relations with the United States are still in the situation of the Cold War,[1] The USA still remains present on the island by the Air Force base at Guantanamo Bay, which includes a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility.[11][1]

The United States attempted an invasion of Cuba, at the Bay of Pigs.[5]

Cuba and Fidel Castro seems also to have good relations with Wakanda:

Criminality

Cuba has the highest prison population in the world, the second being the United States of America.[5]

International Crime

Rory Valdez dealt cocaine through Bolivia.[1]

Cuba is also a destination point for prostitution and slave labor.[1]

Many mercenaries are active in Cuba, including the Black Widow (Yelena Belova).[1]

ULTIMATUM had made many attempts to overthrown the Cuban government.[1]

Drugs dealers

The drug dealer Manuel Rivas was killed by the Anti-Cap an agent of the U.S. Marines.[1]

The foreigner Vanisher once organized the traffic of a mutation drug out Havana.[1]

Guantanamo Bay

Many prisoners are interned within the camp of Guantanamo Bay, held without trial.[5]

Falcon (Sam Wilson) went there, breaking free reporter Leila Taylor and causing an international incident in the process.[1]

Among the prisoners there are present Khalid el-Gamal of Al-Qaeda, and Hydra members, including Ferdnand Hedayet, captured by forces including the Cuban citizens Arturo Guttierez and Luisa Prohias.[1]

Invasions

The Spanish started occupied the country in the 16th Century.[1]

After the Spanish-American War, the American occupied the country, establishing their military government and a presence in Guantanamo Bay.[1]

After Castro's Revolution, the Americans attempted an invasion at the Bay of Pigs.[5]

Refugees

Due to its politic,[7] and possibly to other factors, there are many Cuban refugees, notably in the United States, among them the mutant Armena Ortega,[5] Ismael Ortega and his poet parents[7] Armena and Izzy possibly still live in New York.[14]

The mutant La Bandera and her father left Cuba after being disillusioned by Castro's rule. She became champion of Tierra Verde.[15]

Cecilia Cardinale was expelled due to her alien bonding, and became a vigilante in Florida under the name of Poison, fighting drug dealers.[16]

Alternate Realities

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Earth-10310

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Earth-20604

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Points of Interest

Residents

Guantanamo captives

Organizations

Former residents

Refugees

Former Guantanamo captives

Deceased or defunct


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Trivia

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Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.63 1.64 Marvel Atlas #2
  2. Marvel Mystery Comics #10
  3. Sub-Mariner Comics #1
  4. Sub-Mariner Comics #16
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 District X #5
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tales of Suspense #91
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 District X #2
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mystique #3-6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Tales of Suspense #51
  10. As far, it is now unknown if Raoul Castro has taken the rule as in Earth-1218
  11. 11.0 11.1 Hercules: Heart of Chaos #2
  12. Black Panther Vol 4 #3
  13. Black Panther Vol 4 #18
  14. Mutopia X #5
  15. Wolverine Vol 2 #19-23
  16. Web of Spider-Man Annual #4
  17. Deadpool: Pulp #4
  18. Ultimate Fantastic Four #28
  19. Ultimate X-Men #28
  20. Captain America Vol 4 #25

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