Pray for: Cuba

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Havana
Population: 11,174,587
% Urban: 77.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 16 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 4
Literacy Rate: 100 %
Life Expectancy: 73.7 yrs (112/236)
HDI Ranking: 83 / 189
% Christian: 56.5 %
% Evangelical: 8.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 56.5 %
People Groups: 17
Least Reached People Groups: 2
% Unevangelized: 1 %
Persecution Ranking: 27 / 50


Title: Cuba

Tier: 1

Type: country

Cuba faces a difficult future. Communist Party leaders hold power, but this economic approach cannot last forever. The economy is one of the weakest in the Caribbean, and too few young people remain to support the older generation. Deep poverty led to a successful black market with widespread crime, drugs, and prostitution. The regime imprisoned more than 500,000 for political reasons, and over a million became refugees in the USA. Pray that the Cuban diaspora might find Christ and influence their original homeland. Pray for reasonable reforms, freedom, forgiveness, and for every industry built on sin to be overcome by good.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.