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October 2016

Talking Points / Blockade vs Tourism




A work of infinite love



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The quality of care offered freely since 1959 to more than 60,000 children with special educational needs made the World Association of Special Education (AMEE) conferred the award World Hope to the Ministry of Education of Cuba (MINED) in 2014.

Special education in Cuba is conceived as a system of schools, care modalities, resources, assistance, counseling and training  to support students at risk groups with special educational needs and also support its families, educators and environment .

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Cuba offers more than 300 natural beaches stretching along 588 kilometers of coast from which you can enjoy for about 330 days a year, thanks to its subtropical climate.
The Jardines del Rey dream began on the 26 of July 1980 when the then president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, addressed the city of Ciego de Avila during the commemorations on this national holiday in Cuba.
During this visit to Ciego de Avila, Fidel Castro and a group of about 20 engineers visited the remote islands of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. The president promised that these very islands would one day become Cuba’s most sought after tourist destination. The planning began when Fidel returned to Havana and, hastily, the same group of engineers proposed several plans to build a causeway from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco, an initial length of about 30km.
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Dry foot, Wet foot: The Cuban Adjustment Act


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In October 1965 President Lyndon Bill Johnson with the approval of  Congress introduced new amendments to the US immigration legislation, which among other things reduced the differential treatment of immigrants from the countries of Western and Eastern Hemisphere, and gave priority to people who they were close relatives of Americans and citizens living in that country, as well as subjects with special abilities.
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Baracoa, Before Matthew-After Matthew

Baracoa  was the first city founded by the Spaniards in the colonization process and the first capital of Cuba.

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So close and yet so far


Cuba and the United States, two nations separated by  90 miles, had  a troubled bilateral relations since the US intervention in the War of Independence against Spain in the late nineteenth century.
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Travel Tips


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Tip 1 Currency

Services in Cuba are priced in Cuban Convertible (CUC) and Cuban Pesos (CUP).
Because the blockade “embargo” U.S. Credit and Debit cards do not currently work in Cuba and Currency exchange from US dollars in Cuban Convertible (CUC) pesos will be subject to a 10% charge.

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Categories for US travelers


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So, we have 12 categories approved by the US government that allows us to travel to the island. “None of them includes  travel as a tourist”

Our trips to Cuba are authorized by a “general license,” which means that who meet any of the 12 criteria listed below do not need to apply for a license to visit Cuba.

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