Introduction to Cuba, For more than half a century of the rise to power of Fidel Castro with the triumph of the revolution. Since then Cuba has resisted the longest trade embargo is known in modern history, in response to the expropriation by the island, property owning citizens and U.S. companies. Fidel Castro resigned the presidency for the first time in 2006, forced by his critical health condition, thereby delegating power to his brother Raul and opening a door on possible reforms to the island within the boundaries of socialism, which You would now headed by his successor. Just a few years later, a certain economic openness is seen in his current situation. This change has materialized gradually, giving land to individuals, allowing autonomous production and release announcing the purchase of homes and cars.