Astronaut Oleg Artemyev captured from ISS Cuba.

Political unrest and instability led to Batista’s ousting in January 1959 by the 26th of July Movement, which afterwards established communist rule under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. After a long separation, in 2014 United States President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, pushing for Congress to put an end to the embargo.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Oleg Artemyev’s Tweet
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