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Encounter of Two Worlds – Cuban History Via CubaTravel

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The conquest of the island by Spain began in 1510 with a prolonged operation of recognition and conquest, plagued by bloody incidents by Diego Velázquez. With the foundation of Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa, in 1512, the founding of six other founding Villas happened to him.

Mining and gold mining with indigenous labor through the so-called system of “parcels”, they will be replaced later by slave trade and slave labor as part of the plantation system.

First Settlers of Cuba

The Colonial Cuba

The Republic

The Cuban Revolution


Education in Cuba & the 2030 Agenda – For quality, equitable education


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There is no doubt that education occupies a key place in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and is vital to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

For a country such as Cuba, where education (free, mandatory, and universal) is a fundamental pillar of its social system, and which has sent its teachers and professors to offer solidary help to peoples across the world, issues like illiteracy and access to schooling have not been a problem since the early days of the Revolution.

“Cuba has been making progress toward achieving all the (2030 education) goals,” according to Dr. Margarita McPherson Sayú, deputy minister of Education, “We have already achieved many goals from a quantitative and contextual point of view, and must therefore work harder to raise the quality of education.”

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Empowerment: 53% of scientists in Cuba are women

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Some 86,426 individuals work in Cuba’s science sector, 53% of whom are women, according to the President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) Dr. Luis C. Velázquez Pérez speaking during the First International Science and Education Congress taking place in the Havana International Conference Center.

The Cuban expert described this achievement as one of the sector’s strengths, highlighting the importance of science, technology and innovation (CTI) toward overcoming the country’s challenges and promoting development.

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A long history aggression’s – Via “Miradas Encontradas” Cuba


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The “ripe fruit” theory, by John Quincy Adams; the Monroe doctrine, the conception of “Manifest Destiny” … and what hangs, are not recent or forgotten in the US policy towards Cuba.

The wishes of the rulers and the great interests of the United States to try to seize Cuba, are not new, did not originate on January 1, 1959, as some, interested, seek to see and believe.

As early as June 23, 1773, three years before the independence of the Thirteen Colonies was decreed, John Adams, second president of the United States (1797-1801), in a letter to Robert Livingston, one of the main collaborators of Thomas Jefferson in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and signatory of the Constitution of the United States by the State of New Jersey, stated the following: “… it is almost impossible to resist the conviction that the annexation of Cuba to our Federal Republic will be indispensable for the continuation of the Union. “

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Cuba’s Constitution: conquests codified in a single document


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More than just words, ideas, and principles written on a few pieces of paper, even its definition as the Fundamental Law of Our Republic fails to capture the significance of the 137 articles which make up Cuba’s Constitution, because to speak of the Constitution is to speak of the State, equality, rights, democracy, social justice, respect for the full dignity of all humans…

Cuba’s parliamentary history was born amidst the clamor of our independence wars, when the island’s insurgent forces met at La Manigua to form a single government, whose first action was to proclaim all men equal.

The first Constitution to be implemented in the country was written during the Guáimaro Assembly in April 1869. The document recognized that all inhabitants of the island were free, a principle that would never be abandoned and would feature just as prominently in the three other constitutions that were to emerge in the 19th century over the course of the country’s independence struggles: The Constitution of Baraguá (1878); Jimaguayú (1895); and La Yaya (1897).

And as difficult as it was to achieve national sovereignty, creating a Constitution that represented the people, that served citizens’ interests and not those of a certain social class or government, was just as arduous. However, this was a feat that could only be achieved through revolutionary struggle, the only way Cuba could secure full independence and create a Republic “with all and for the good of all,” as envisioned by Cuba’s national hero, José Martí.

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‘I’ve Never Been in Favor of the Embargo’

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Díaz-Canel receives U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and Google executive


Cuba-U.S. Collaboration in a New Era of Change Successes and Opportunities in the Environment and Historic Preservation – Via prnewswire


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Cuban Ambassador Jose R. Cabañas Rodríguez Ph.D. will kick off an event on June 4 that considers how the U.S. and Cuba can work together at an uncertain political time, marking one of his first public appearances since Miguel Díaz-Canel succeeded Raúl Castro as president of Cuba last month. The event, co-hosted by the nonprofits Center for International Policy (CIP) and Ocean Doctor, focuses on environmental sustainability and historic preservation, long cited as among the most successful areas of collaboration between Cuba and the U.S. even before the normalization of diplomatic relations in 2014.

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‘Picasso of Cuba’ turned rundown neighborhood into vibrant collaborative canvas – Via Independent

A stone’s throw from downtown Havana and its grand dilapidation is the unassuming village of Jaimanitas – and an architectural dreamscape.

Inspired by his time in Europe and public architecture projects like Gaudi’s Park Güell, celebrated Cuban artist Jose Rodriguez Fuster went back to his fisherman roots and to the impoverished costal town to begin a transformative project.

In 1975, he converted his own home into an art museum by adorning it with mosaic tiles. “I started building my dream,” he says. 

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Healing beyond borders (+Photos)


The love, ethics and humanist values shared by Cuba for over half a century of medical cooperation, / May 23 – 55th anniversary of the launch of its international humanitarian missions, with over 400,000 health professionals serving in 164 nations worldwide.

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The love, ethics and humanist values shared by Cuba for over half a century of medical cooperation, were commemorated May 23 on the 55th anniversary of the launch of its international humanitarian missions, with over 400,000 health professionals serving in 164 nations worldwide.

The story begins with Fidel Castro’s 1953 self defense History Will Absolve Me, in which he described how Cuban foreign policy would be characterized by solidarity; continuing after the triumph of the Revolution (1959), as a group of doctors and technicians are sent to treat victims of an earthquake in Chile in May 1960.

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