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December 2017

Translating laughter for the new year

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“You can lose a thousand battles but only by losing your laugh you will have known the real defeat ” Ho Chi Minh

From the original Post: How is laughter written ? – Via Cubadebate

Laughter is an essential part of life. Doctors prescribe it as the main medicine of the soul. And in this era of new technologies, when sometimes we communicate more by text than face to face; each culture has “translated” laughter into written language.

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In English, when someone sends some meme or just a hilarious comment, the most common answer is “ha ha ha”, while the French prefer the “hé hé hé” or simply the “MDR” figures, which mean “mort de rire” “, Died of laughter in Spanish.

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In the United States it is also common to use the acronym LoL, “laughing out loud”, to express a strong laugh.

In Spanish, they use the classic “ja ja ja” to represent a laughter in the written language. Although others prefer the “ji, ji, ji” or “je, je, je”, depending on the type of laughter you want to convey.

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But there are other very striking expressions such as the use of the number “5” in Thailand, because the inhabitants of that Southeast Asian nation pronounce this figure as “ja”.

In Japan they use the “W”, in Iceland the quick way to express a funny reaction is “hí híhí”, in Portuguese it is “rsrsars” and there are other striking ways to laugh.

So,  smile at this 2018 that comes as you wish, but do not stop doing it, you’ll see how it gives you the most fun of laughter

Happy New Year 4 you all folks from this colorful window !

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The absurd policies of Trump seen by Cuban cartoonists – Via Juventud Rebelde

 

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Front Page News: Puerto Rico between life and death

Related: Puerto Rico After Maria

It has been 100 days since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico and the sensationalist media have been leaving behind the pain that surrounds our “Borinqueños” brothers and sisters.

Puerto Rico is no longer Front Page News, battle between life and death.

You can reverse the unequal order of the things that have been imposed on us, help to spread the truth.

 

 

 

Cubans are from where the palms grow

 

 

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By Granma Cuba: In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and pride.

This is a landscape that gives life, a sublime place where a dream was reborn and became that of millions.

In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and fierce pride.

On this same canvas embroidered are the essential features of almost 60 years of Revolution that continues to think of a future for the forgotten of the earth. Thus Cuba closes a year, and launches another one glorified by 150 years of a nation painted with liberty and justice, celebrating the unity of its people.

 

How is a New Year’s Eve dinner prepared in Cuba?

By Chef Jorge Fernandez Prendes / Health and Live INFOMED Cuba

Related: A la Mesa Cuba

In Cuba, Christmas holidays are considered to be those between the end of the year and the beginning of the coming year, passing through Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year and King’s Day, all with a religious connotation.

These celebrations have the characteristic of grouping the whole family and since ancient times they became a very popular custom.

Continue reading “How is a New Year’s Eve dinner prepared in Cuba?”

Childhood under attack Via Unicef Dec. 2017.

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Read the report — Childhood under Attack: The staggering impact of South Sudan’s crisis on children.

In South Sudan, children have become the face of a humanitarian tragedy fueled by conflict and economic collapse.

In the world’s youngest country, an entire generation of children is at stake as they face death, injury, hunger, disease, recruitment, forced displacement and loss of schooling since conflict broke out in December 2013. Four years later there is limited progress in bringing hostilities to an end. UNICEF continues to deliver for the children at the center of this conflict.

Read the Full Post HERE

 

Hey Trump !!! this is called: taking advantage of the opportunities – “Arrived in Holguin first charter flight from Russia in search of nature tourism and maritime offers”

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Post by CubaDebate

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From Russia arrived in Holguin on Monday morning the first charter flight of NordwinAirlines with more than 300 tourists on the Boeing 777-300.

The Russian tour operator Pegas Touristik, who has been operating for more than a year at the Cayo Coco, in the center of the island; For the first time, it diversified its destination to Holguin contracted until October 2018. Flights will be arriving at Frank Pais Garcia International Airport every 10 days.

Continue reading “Hey Trump !!! this is called: taking advantage of the opportunities – “Arrived in Holguin first charter flight from Russia in search of nature tourism and maritime offers””

A pity, Mr. Trump… (It’s the U.S. who are missing out) Via Villa Paradiso – Baracoa – Cuba

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The current president of the United States imposed regulations that trample on U.S. citizens’ right to travel to Cuba in whatever manner they choose. Sadly, next year we will receive less U.S. citizens and make less new U.S. friends than we did over the past 12 months.

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Both Mr. Trump and Senator Marco Rubio claim to be aiming at Cuba’s government. The truth is that all the Cuban people are negatively impacted by their measures. And both U.S. politicians pretend to be doing this on behalf of Cuban small businesses. Sorry, Mr. Trump and Mr. Rubio – not in our name!

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