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Fighting Poverty: Cuba’s Experience

Ángela Ferriol

in Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

Ángela Ferriol notes that by the 1980s Cuba was so successful in fighting poverty that it was no longer a topic for study. But the 1990–93 economic disaster left many Cubans, in Ferriol’s words, with ... More


Creating a Better Life: The Human Dimension of the Cuban Economy

Rita Castiñeiras GarcÍa

in Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Rita Castiñeiras outlines the direct impact of the economy on the quality and nature of Cubans’ lives. After general discussion of the difficulty of measuring well-being and a historical description ... More


The Itza Maya Control over Cacao: Politics, Commerce, and War in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Laura Caso Barrera and Mario Aliphat F.

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Itza Maya and their use of cacao as a measure against the Spanish conquest. Itza, which was the last independent Maya kingdom, staunchly maintained a dynamic and active ... More


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