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The British arrived on 6 June, and by August had Havana under siege.When Havana surrendered, the admiral of the British fleet, George Keppel, the 3rd Earl of Albemarle, entered the city as a conquering new governor and took control of the whole western part of the island.Before the arrival of the Spanish, Cuba was inhabited by three distinct tribes of indigenous peoples of the Americas.The Taíno (an Arawak people), the Guanajatabey, and the Ciboney people.
When the enslaved peoples of what had been the Caribbean's richest colony freed themselves through violent revolt, Cuban planters perceived the region's changing circumstances with both a sense of fear and opportunity.
It is a multiethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, and a close relationship with the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
Cuba is a founding member of the UN, G77, NAM, ACP, ALBA, and OAS.
Though Havana, which had become the third-largest city in the Americas, was to enter an era of sustained development and increasing ties with North America during this period, the British occupation of the city proved short-lived.
Pressure from London sugar merchants, fearing a decline in sugar prices, forced negotiations with the Spanish over colonial territories.