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Cuba's Population Skews Old and Highly Literate

Here's some basic information about Cuba and its people, the focus of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit Sunday through Tuesday. Geography: The Caribbean island, slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, lies 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Key West, Florida. Government: Communist. Fidel Castro led a successful 1959 military coup, toppling U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista and assuming control of the island nation. When he stepped down in 2008,...

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