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NOT TO BE MISSED: NEW YEAR’S IN #HAVANA – Via Cuba Educational Travel

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Cubans, romantic and family-oriented, celebrate hard on holidays and there are no bigger than Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and, of course, New Year’s Eve. There are big turn outs for political demonstrations for May Day (worker’s day) and July 26th (Independence Day), but the heart and soul of Cubans come out on New Year’s. There’s no better day to experience the island and its people!

Cuban families come out in force, roasting pigs, dancing reggaeton, hugging and kissing and wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Phone lines for the state-run telecom company jam up from all the messages and calls of good luck, love and happiness, both within Cuba and coming from Miami and elsewhere. Taxi drivers make big bucks on crowded streets but it’s almost impossible to find a ride because no payday is high enough for a Cuban to leave loved ones alone on this special night. Waiters, bartenders and front desk staff take care of you (kind of), but also tend to their colleagues and the specialness this day represents.

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A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane – Via Granma Cuba

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The main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy’s potential is not related to nature but to an immoral way of doing politics: the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin to worry. Despite measures adopted by our Civil Defense system to protect human life and material resources, it is well known that the powerful winds and rain show no mercy.

Every natural phenomenon that strikes leaves damage that must be repaired as soon as possible. Thus, some plans are put on hold to free resources for the recovery, and the state cannot move forward as fast as it would like.

Damages caused by Hurricane Irma, for example, were estimated at more than  13 billion pesos, mostly to housing, healthcare facilities, schools, agriculture, hotel infrastructure, as well as roads.

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Getting a Taste of Cuba An enticing new cookbook captures the island’s people, places, and recipes – Via The Nation

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People shop at an outdoor food market in Havana in July 2018. (AP Photo / Desmond Boylan)

“Our business is down 70 percent,” Havana restaurateur Niuris Higueras told a group of Nationmagazine travelers who were spending their final evening of a weeklong spring tour in Cuba at her renowned eatery, El Atelier. “We may have to reduce staff,” she sadly noted, after a major boom in US-generated business following Barack Obama’s history-making rapprochement with Raúl Castro.

Culinary entrepreneurs such as Higueras, along with other Cuban businesses catering to US tourists, have been hit hard by the sharp shift in relations under the Trump administration. In the first quarter of 2018.

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THE 10 BEST BEACHES IN CUBA – Via CN Traveller & Villa Paradiso Cuba

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Related: Baracoa’s Beaches – Wild, Peaceful, Pleasant

Discovering isolation on a butter-soft beach not nabbed by an all-inclusive hotel on the Caribbean island of Cuba can be like searching for the proverbial cocktail stick in the sand. We’ve sunbathed, snorkelled and sipped several mojitos so you can plan your perfect beach adventure in Cuba, without the crowds.

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“Fiesta del Fuego” on the Hot Land

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The 38th International Festival of The Caribbean started with a cultural, happy and multi-color bond between Cuba and Puerto Rico. This Festival will run until next Monday with guests of twenty-eight countries, informed digital site Sierra Maestra.

Orlando Vergés, director of Casa del Caribe, declared in his opening speech, that after learning that Puerto Rico would be the next guest of honor was expected that it may be one of the happiest Festivals. 

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HOW CUBA’S PROVINCES GOT THEIR NAMES – Via Insight Cuba

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Before you see this island nation, once off-limits to Americans, for yourself, you might find it useful to learn a bit about the history of its geography.

The 1600s and 1700s

Cuba began with just two jurisdictions: La Habana and Santiago. Each province held equal power and ranking. However, as La Habana grew, Santiago came to depend on it increasingly for protection. 

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Cuba: three million international visitors … and counting

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According to the Cuban Tourism Minister , Cuba just arrived at three million international visitors, an amount that is achieved in the midst of the campaigns organized from US  to discourage the flow of American visitors to the island.

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Cuban Choral Performing in South Africa in Mandela’s Honor

cuba-mandela-homenaje2Pretoria, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban choral group Ensemble Vocal Luna returned today to this capital from the province of Limpopo, after its participation in a tribute to the centenary of the legendary fighter Nelson Mandela. Vocal Luna won two gold medals last week in its first appearance at the 10th edition of the Choral Olympics, which debut on the African continent in Pretoria.
In Limpopo, the 14-singer group directed by Wilmia Verrier participated in a concert in the library of Polokwane, organized by its Choral Society, with 10 sets to pay tribute to Mandela, the first black president and considered the father of democracy in South Africa.  Continue reading “Cuban Choral Performing in South Africa in Mandela’s Honor”

Cuba’s Contest Invites to Make Fusion of Cuban and UK Music

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Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A national contest for young Disc Jockeys calls on participants to mix the current underground music of the United Kingdom with Cuban elements of any genre and time.
With the support of the British Council in Cuba, Radio Taino radio station called the second edition of the Djs’ Music Contest, which will admit works until August 20. According to a joint statement, the creators can compete with several works in mp3 format of up to 10 minutes, to be delivered at the headquarters of Radio Taino, located at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, in this capital.
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