….. The Admiral says that never before was this beautiful thing seen, full of trees, all surrounded by the river, beautiful and green and different from ours, with flowers and with their fruit, each in its own way. Many birds and birds that sang very sweetly; There were lots of palms other than those of Guinea and ours ……. The grass was great as in Andalusia for April and May …… It says that it is that island the most beautiful that Eyes have seen …
Sunday, October 28 / Taken from the diary of Christopher Columbus
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On October 1492, Admiral Cristóbal Colón arrived at the beaches of eastern Cuba (1), which will host, in Playa Pesquero ( “This facility was inaugurated by our Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz in January 2003 and set the stage for us to promote peace, health and safety tourism.”)the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2017) next week, the most important event of the tourist sector in Cuba.
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Since Cuba’s revolutionary triumph, the island has faced both the impacts of the colonizing wave of global hegemonic industry and specific cultural warfare projects designed, financed and implemented by U.S. imperialism, its agencies and international allies, with the aim of subverting Cuban socialism.
The United States has vast experience in the practice of cultural warfare against any alternative project to its hegemony on the international stage. The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, by Frances Stonor Saunders, is an indispensable book in this regard, offering the most thorough research on the subject, allowing for an understanding of this reality. This book demonstrates how, during the Cold War years, the CIA’s program of psychological and cultural warfare against the socialist camp was its most prized possession.
“A central feature of the Agency’s efforts to mobilize culture as a Cold War weapon was the systematic organization of a network of ‘private’ groups or ‘friends’ into an unofficial consortium. This was an entrepreneurial coalition of philanthropic foundations, business corporations and other institutions and individuals, who worked hand in hand with the CIA to provide the cover and the funding pipeline for its secret programmes in western Europe,” Stonor notes.
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In an old church in Havana, Cuba, acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23 with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra (Created in Cuba since 2009). Crossing cultural barriers, the performance might have been impossible just a few years ago when travel between the two countries was severely restricted.
… while we were enjoying the images, that was what came to our mind, an infinite rainbow.
It is evident both for its inhabitants and for those who visit it that Cuba possesses in its geography interesting natural and urban landscapes; Is one of the most beautiful and colorful countries.
Freezing from the ground with a camera all these panoramas is magical; But documenting our landscapes from another angle, from the air, can give incredible results by visually experiencing this perspective of Cuban relief.
The Greater Antilles is divided into several regions or territories with similar natural, economic and social characteristics; They are the Western, Central and Eastern regions.
Havana is the smallest province in the country; And in turn the capital of the Republic of Cuba. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
In the coasts there are some elevations of low altitude, belonging to the system of the Heights of Havana Matanzas, which begin in the cliff of Morro and Loma de La Cabaña. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Havana has 60% of urban area and 40% of rural territory. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Matanzas, the Athens of Cuba, is renowned for its incredible beauty and majestic architecture; Besides being considered the second largest province of the Island. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The city of Santa Clara; Capital of the province of Villa Clara. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Villa Clara has a land area of 8412 km², including more than 715 adjacent cays, which places it in the fifth place by extension between the provinces of the national territory. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The hydrography Villaclareña is represented by the rivers Sagua la Grande and Sagua la Chica and the reservoir Alacranes, Hanabanilla, Minerva and Palma Sola. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The relief of Villa Clara is characterized by the heights of North Central Cuba, Manacas plain and the heights of Santa Clara. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The province of Sancti Spíritus is listed as one of the Cuban regions that retains genuine colonial architectural styles. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The territory of Espirituan is characterized by a very varied relief, where the plains predominate predominantly and, to a lesser extent, the mountains and heights. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Las Tunas occupies Cuba ninth place in extension with little more than 6 587 km ². (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
In the geography of the province, the plains abound. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Holguín is the fourth largest province in the national territory (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Called the Land of Nickel, Holguin hydrography is represented by the Mayarí, Gibara, Sagua de Tánamo, Tacajó and Gibara Bay, Banes and Nipe Rivers (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The Hill of the Cross constitutes a symbol of the city of Holguín; Located at 261 meters above sea level; This place is home to great stories and beautiful legends. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Granma, one of the most important provinces and rich in history; In this zone of the east is located the city of Bayamo, Cradle of the Cuban Nationality. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Historically, Santiago de Cuba has been Cuba’s second most important city; Has a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and is an important port. (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The Santiago relief is basically of heights and mountains, much of the territory is covered by the Sierra Maestra with the highest heights of the Island (Pico Turquino). (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
The Moncada Barracks that happened to history after the assault of a group of young people directed by Fidel Castro that had as objective to fight against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
Santiago de Cuba: Its historic urban center was declared a National Monument on October 10, 1978 (Abel Rojas Barallobre / Cubahora)
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With 670 hectares of green forest it is part of the green belt of the city, considered as the biggest lung of the capital and has a modern amusement park, swimming pools, restaurants, aquarium, zoo, picnic areas, restaurants and a steam train of the nineteenth century to cross the park.
The park has an art gallery (Amelia Peláez) and a ceramic workshop, and at the entrance there is a sculpture of great proportions of the Russian revolutionary leader Lenin.
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“When my brother came home with an earring, my mother cut his ear,” says one of our interviewees in the midst of the populous Habana, and immediately afterwards adds: “He, in time, thanked her.”
Before the astonished look of this reporter, the lady said: “What happens with your generation … long hair, earrings, pulling eyebrows, or brushing hair, all that is very normal. But I do not understand that a real man walks like this on the street.”