Changes in the Cuban Religious Field since the Last Decade of the 20th Century

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Autora: Sonia Jiménez Berrios

The Cuban religiousfield, that is to say, the specific religions and religiousexpressions practicedin Cubaas whole, is characterized byitsdiversity,and by the different historical periods in whichreligions andreligious expressionstook rootsin the country.

Unlike many Latin American countries, the indigenous population was almosttotally eradicated in Cubaby the Spanish colonization. However, some remnantsof thereligious beliefsandofthe cultureof our early inhabitantshave survivedin theculture and religiousnessof the Cuban people.