It’s the biggest island in the Caribbean, located just 90 miles from Key West. Still many Americans know little about Cuba. For decades, it was considered America’s playground. From the turn of the century through the 1950s, tourists flocked to there. But, by the early 1960s, the countries were estranged and Americans were effectively banned from traveling to the island nation. The standoff would go on for half a century. Here’s a closer look.
Fidel Castro’s rise to power
From Infoplease.com, University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.