For decades now Cuba has attracted the global gaze as one of the main actors on the stage of socialism. Loosing its main partners after the end of Cold War, the country has faced serious economical and political challenges. Millions of foreigners visit the island to have a taste of its famous vitality, culture and joy of living, yet hundreds of thousands of Cubans flee from their homeland, hoping to settle somewhere where political opponents are not jailed and the media is allowed to report freely. While fellow socialist states support the Cuban government, most Western powers, especially the United States, have condemned its policy. In order to find out more about Cuba, its government, political course, economy and tourism – read this book. It allows you to have a closer look at one of the most long-standing, yet lop-sided socialist fortresses.