1868-1878: Ten Years’ War in Cuba

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, Cuba was considered the “Pearl” of the Spanish Empire — not only for its beauty — but for its sugar plantations. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the powerful Spanish empire was in decline and Cuba was in a period of unrest. In …

Jose Marti

Jose Marti, one of the greatest figures of the Americas Jose Marti was an emotionally-torn patriot fighting for Cuba’s independence.  He suffered the excruciating labors of working in the quarries as a child, and later, as a youth, studied law in Madrid and Saragosa, Spain.  He never lost sight of …