Trinidad boasts four of the six principal tourist destinations in the province of Sancti Spíritus, in the center of the island. It is not only one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean, but also offers the beach at Ancón, one of the most popular on the southern coast of Cuba, as well as natural sites like Topes de Collantes and the Valle de los Ingenios, declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), along with the city.
Its privileged location has made the area the perfect destination for circuit tourism, a modality in which Cuba is expanding, thanks to the variety of heritage cities throughout the country that can be visited.
Since its founding in 1514 as the Villa de la Santísima Trinidad, the region was an important center of the island’s sugar industry. Its plantations, mills, towers, boilers, mansions, and other constructions related to the sugar cane economy dotted the area, to become cultural and historical attractions today.
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The street starts in the neighborhood “El Fanguito” and stretches across the Vedado area, with symbolic parks, valuable museums, trendy bars and restaurants on its sides.
17th Street meets Presidents Avenue, an outdoor museum whose monuments are a permanent tribute to relevant Latin American national heroes.
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The fundamental changes respond to the fact that with the adoption of another citizenship the Cuban one would not be lost, and that once in the national territory, the Cuban citizen is governed by that condition and can only make use of it.
In this regard it can be considered that in a globalized and interdependent world as that which is configured in the present millennium causes many unanimously accepted concepts and principles have to be rethought or restructured, this occurs with the principle of Private International Law that holds that “Nobody can have two citizenship “, and that is only the negative and restrictive manifestation of another principle of Private International Law unanimously accepted by the doctrine until the end of the last century that affirmed affirmatively that” Every person must have a citizenship “.
The Laguna de Guanaroca-Punta Gavilanes Protected Area and Refuge, located in this province, is one of the country’s wonders and a source of amazement for all who visit.
A garden of biodiversity, the area harbors curiosities like the Annona havanenses, a plant species once believed to be extinct, but rediscovered here 25 years ago.
The area’s dense vegetation creates a harmonious natural tangle that includes wild mamoncillo, mahogany, calabash, yellow mastic, buttonwood, brasilettia, oak, copperwood, among other many xeromorphic species – more than 70 – in this coastal forest.
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What are the main changes proposed in the draft Constitution, which is currently being debated in neighborhoods, workplaces and schools, regarding the structure of the Cuban state and government? What motivates this decision?
In a panel held at the headquarters of the Union of Cuban Journalists, Dr. Martha Prieto, vice president of the Cuban Society of Constitutional Law and tenured professor at the University of Havana, acknowledged that the proposed changes in the leadership structure of the island are among the most novel of the draft Constitution.
The new proposal separates the functions of the President of the Republic and those of the Prime Minister, which were previously merged into one, based on collegial decision making.
“Now, although he (the President) is the head of the Executive, he must also be a deputy, approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). This is a necessary measure, because it prevents Assembly-state leadership separation,” the jurist explained.
Located in the historic center of Havana, on the corner of Cuba and Acosta streets, Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the most visited, by parishioners and travelers.
It’s considered the oldest in the city and it is said that it was the second parish that had the town of San Cristobal de La Habana. A place where illustrious “habaneros” were baptized, among them, Jose de la Luz y Caballero.