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«There is a universe of culinary art and adventure inhabiting the skin of the island» via @alamesacuba

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An original way of showing us the last days of the life of Jose Marti from the gastronomy and the feeding + the history of Cuba culinary culture.

Original post: Tasajo with roasted banana (ROUTE OF GLORY)

Gomez (Maximo Gomez Baez (Bani, Dominican Republic, November 18, 1836 – Havana, Cuba, June 17, 1905- was a general in the Ten Years War and the General-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Troops in the War of 95. Example of internationalist and military genius.) leaves, with 30 men to harass a convoy that leaves of Palma, Soriano for the Sale. Unfortunately, at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon when he finally makes contact with the convoy, Remanganagua’s strong escort and Spanish fort combine to dissuade him from attacking this force from his position.

Meanwhile, Jose Marti, in the camp, receives a group from Santiago de Cuba with whom he shares a meal based on roasted bananas and tasajo.

Tasajo refers to a cut of smoked meat over low heat, usually with firewood. The purpose is to dehydrate the meat to preserve it, but the process also gives it a peculiar flavor.

The procedure for turning a juicy beef cut into beefsteak varies from country to country, as does the food with which it is accompanied and the way of serving it, including rituals.

Little has transcended the procedures used by the “mambises” for the preparation of tasajo and much less of the customs that could have been erected around its consumption, although the accompaniment with foods, in particular plantain and “chopo” (similar to the “malanga” also known as yautia, big taro root, cocoyam, Japanese potato, tannia, and eddo, malanga coco is a large, dense root vegetable in the same family as taro root. The mottled exterior is brown to reddish, while inside the flesh can be cream, pale yellow, or grayish purple) is a recurrent element.

To see every day of the Route (A la Mesa: Below is a list of what we will discover each day, starting today we will live almost in real time what Martí, Gómez and his companions in 1895)




Breaking the Blockade: A ship has become a joint house for specialists from Cuba and the United States.

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Specialists from Cuba and the United States began a scientific expedition / WIF: Granma Cuba

The ship Walton Smith has become a joint house for specialists from Cuba and the United States who began a scientific expedition to study the extent of the deep coral reefs around the archipelago to compare their state of conservation and physical, genetic and environmentally connectivity.

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Two excellent readings for this Tuesday via

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The Tireless women of Standing Rock – Read the full post HERE  


President Trump’s Policies and the Caribbean – Read the full post HERE

Jamaica ok


Giving Hugs

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 “The socialist government must pay special attention to children and youth, therefore welcomes children who lack family care, nutritious and appropriate clothing” Cuban Constitution / art. 40

A national network for children without parenthood protection were created in Cuba in 1984 by the State Council. In the island are centers of social assistance where children, adolescents and young people are provided with living conditions similar to those of a home.

These institutions have several rooms, rooms for individual or collective study, rooms and areas for sports, cultural or recreational activities and service areas.

As long as these under-18-age remain in the  institutions, in conjunction with medical care and education, they receive accommodation, food, school uniform, clothing and footwear. In addition they receive an amount of money each month  for their personal expenses.

Generally arrive to those centers because are orphans or have been abandoned by their parents, 100% of these children, adolescents and young people are incorporated into different schools and jobs. The principal in each institution hold the legal representation of these children.

Children living in these homes are also known as “children of the motherland”

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Bullying: what’s wrong with this society

stop bullying

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We would like to think differently, but it costs us, this damn society seeks imperfections beyond borders, but does not want to look inward.

Sadness, anger, impotence, the feelings are thronging us when we read the news: 8yo  (Gabriel Taye) ‘knocked unconscious & beaten’ at Cincinnati school days before suicide – footage

Really ? Stop for a moment to think about what it means for a handsome boy just 8 years old to decide to take his own life.

How many felled dreams, birthday that will not be celebrated, appointments that will not be arranged while the belly is flooded with butterflies, maternal hugs that will not be received at bedtime , successes and failures to share.

What the hell is wrong with this society ? This is about children, under 10 years who enjoy beating a fellow…

What happens to those who witness such inhumanity and choose to look the other way ?

What is wrong with those who decide to take a video and share it on the networks while others wave their thumbs up as a sign of approval, sharing and stamping a happy face below the post ?

And what the hell happens to those responsible for schools that become partners in the crime of the silence ?

It is a sick society and we do not do much to heal it, looking sideways  for imperfections does not make us better.

Not to realize that we have the perfect democracy in the world, because it is a lie, the most horrible and damn lie of all because we are unable to guarantee an 8-year-old child the most important right of all, the right to live.

We are going to keep for a long time in our minds the image of Gabriel, smiling, with his painted face and his dreams that will not be fulfilled.


“UNICA Community”: A Virtual Alternative for University Students on Cuba


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WIF: Canal Usb Cubadebate Site / María Lucía Expósito- Student of Journalism in the Faculty of Communication of the University of Havana.

Cuba is overflowing with the talent and initiative of the young. With an excellent and free professional training and forgetting that they have few resources thanks to the blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba, they become excellent developers. The Best way to generate contents and products one hundred percent Cuban, not imported that respects the interests and values of the young people on the island.

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All about #FITCuba2017 from May 3 to 6: the celebration of tourism in Cuba, has begun !!!

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gives as the protagonist in the map of the travel agencies and major tour operators in the world



” Romerías de Mayo ” a christian & cultural festival.

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Ecured + AHS + Holguin City

” Romerías de Mayo’, a Christian festival, a tradition of the city of Holguín (which also hosted the International Tourism Fair tomorrow), are organized since 1994 by the” Hermanos Saíz Association ” (AHS), each year in May. Tradition and modernity are combined to make the city of Holguin a young art capital.

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Joy and pride holding hands


“I can assure you that we have never lacked the smile and the joy”, Rafael Cedeño Salazar, 26 years old.

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Translate From the Original post in Youth Rebel by Osviel Castro Medel

In the middle of the night, when the first daily thunders still do not ring, the city winks and whispers secrets; comes to tell him, figuratively, that admires him.

The city often seen him beat the rooster clock and has been dazzled by his ability to sweat, sweat, the daily impurities.

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