The story of the Cuban people has always been one of resiliency. Our history is one of ingenuity with a people who are always ready to face adversity. Since the rise of the Castro regime in 1959, the culture and economy of the island was flipped on its head. The island would become a political pawn ofthe superpowers USA and USSR during the Cold War. Over the course of the next two decades, the two would go back and forth in their fight for influence over the newly declared Communist Party of Cuba from embargoes to covert ops to the fabrication of military bases.