The Spanish airline EVELOP! will soon start using the newly manufactured Airbus A350-900 on its flights to Cuba, beginning in May.
The aircraft will transfer travelers who, from Spain, wish to visit the Caribbean, in particular the wonderful destination Cuba, according to information disclosed on the website of the Onlinetours agency.
On Next May 5, it is scheduled to arrive in Havana, in the context of the International Tourism Fair which will be held from May 6 through 11 and which will have Spain as guest of honor.
The publication stresses that the flight will also happen in the context of the 500th anniversary of San Cristóbal de La Habana.
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The measures taken by the US government against Cuba could strike new blows to the relationship between both countries, the private sector of the island and US companies today consider a coalition promoting the bilateral approach.
Engage Cuba, a group that seeks the end of the blockade imposed by Washington against the Caribbean country almost 60 years ago, conducted an analysis on the consequences of the actions announced by the Donald Trump administration on April 17, including allowing the total application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.
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Practical information and budget details
- The agro-ecological visit is an optional addition you can request, included in the price for one of the park’s trails (except the Balcón de Iberia trail) or the Taco bay boat ride. This visit has to be requested 1 or preferably 2 days in advance of your visit to Humboldt Park, at the Ecotur agency in Baracoa. The families and farms you will visit may vary from one date to another.
- To access the National Park, you have to go through the facilities at the entrance, which have a Visitors Centre as well as washrooms.
- The agro-ecological visit, the various trails and the boat ride in Humboldt Park count on excellent guides who belong to local communities and who know these lands since their childhood. Their knowledge covers the history of the protected area, the flora and the fauna, the area’s peasant culture and traditional medicine. They are really good at spotting the different plant and animal species that could otherwise go unnoticed by visitors were they to do the hiking on their own. Using a guide is compulsory – you cannot explore the park unaccompanied.
- Entrance to Humboldt Park is 10 CUC per person and that includes the guide service.
- Ecotur agency runs excursions from Baracoa for a global price of 24 CUC per person, which includes transportation (round), the entrance fee, the guide service and, on the way back, a one-hour stop at Maguana beach. For that price, you can do one of the trails orTaco Bay the boat ride. The agro-ecological visit can be included if you request it in advance (one or preferably two days in advance).
- If you’d rather get to the park on your own, a taxi for the day to Humboldt Park charges 45 CUC. If you share this expense with 3 other travelers, the cost per person comes down to 11.25 CUC. An additional advantage of going there on your own is that you can check out off-the-beaten-path Mapurisí beach on your way back from the Park.
- Don’t forget to bring with you water to drink and a sandwich or other form of food.
- We encourage you to offer your guide a tip, an always welcome extra bit of income for a local family. Likewise, we encourage you to buy from local women the sweets they offer to visitors (almond or peanut brittle, or the grated coconut cucuruchostypical of Baracoa). Such treats can be a good source of energy during the hike. And such little expenses help more local families benefit from a sustainable tourism.
- We invite you to learn more about sustainable tourism in the Baracoa region.
Don’t miss the photos and videos of El Copal trail and El Recreo trail, nor the photos and videos of the boat ride in Taco Bay and the Balcón de Iberia trail in Alexander Humboldt National Park.
Following the breeding period, which is usually in the harshest winter conditions, the male penguin incubates the egg. | Photo: Reuters file
Fast Iced / ice that is anchored to the shore or ocean bottom, typically over shallow ocean shelves at continental margins; fast ice is defined by the fact that it does not move with the winds or currents. Note: This is land fast ice. (Photo courtesy of Michael Van Woert, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.) Topic: sea ice
Emperor Penguins are the largest species of penguins and are identified by their black-and-white color with yellow ears and breasts. The species weighs about 40 kilograms and has a life span of 20 years.
A new study indicates that Antarctica’s second-largest breeding ground for the Emperor Penguin species have been virtually unproductive since 2016 and looks to continue on that trend in 2019.
An Antarctic Science study discloses that the favored Halley Bay site normally hosts between 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of penguins annually and is now virtually empty.
The scientists have blamed the disappearance of the breeding pairs on the significant break apart of the “fast ice,” sea ice that is connected to the land, where the Emperor Penguins stay to breed.
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Now that the Donald Trump administration is preparing for the full activation of the Title III of the Helms-Burton’s, designed to block foreign investments in the largest of the Antilles, those same countries remind Washington that they also have legal resources to deal with the aggressiveness of the White House.
The European Union: The Blocking Statute
Canada: Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act
Mexico: Ley de Protección al Comercio y la Inversión de Normas Extranjeras que Contravengan el Derecho Internacional
Cuba: Ley de Reafirmación de la Dignidad y Soberanía Cubanas
The school is located in Villa Elvira, a residence which the illustrious patriot Emilio Bacardi Moreau (1844-1922) had built for his wife’s enjoyment on the former El Coral estate, in the neighborhood of Cuabitas, outside of the city, on Boniato Road.Perhaps the rural atmosphere with flowering mangoes and palms, surrounded by green hills, combined with the care artists took in the decoration of buildings and gardens, including a large central fountain, as well as the welcoming dormitories and game rooms, and especially the staff, make clear that there is joy here.”I think the opening of the school has been successful,” said Dr. Triana Mederos, national director of Special Education at the Ministry of Education, “because these students with physical-motor disabilities, these first 67 from the provinces of Las Tunas, Holguín, Granma, Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba, seem to feel at home, as if they had already studied here several years.”“As you can see,” she said, “centers of this kind imply much effort and resources from the state, and although the fundamental objective is the physical, psychological, and pedagogical rehabilitation of children, they are not compulsory schools, and require the willingness and close involvement of parents.”She added that “programs and strategies are designed on the basis of the extensive experience of our teachers, precise diagnoses and attention from specialists in Public Health, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Cuban Association of the Physically Limited (Aclifim), with the decisive integration of parents and families.”
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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel talked with his counterparts from Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, about the two Cuban doctors kidnapped a few days ago, the Head of State announced through Twitter on Thursday.
Diaz-Canel wrote his telephone conversation is part of efforts aimed at achieving the return of doctor Assel Herrera and Landy Rodriguez.
He recently pointed out on the same social media that Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of the two collaborators kidnapped on Kenya on April 12.
Cuban authorities have expressed their gratitude for the international solidarity with Herrera and Rodriguez and their families.