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

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Tourism product Gibara FITCUBA-2017 (+ Photos and Videos)

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With the launch of the tourism product Gibara ( founded 200 years ago), @ the Holguin City, will be inaugurated the International Tourism Fair FITCUBA-2017 to be held from May 2-6 at Playa Pesquero Hotel in the eastern province of the island.

The Gibara project began to be developed five years ago to look for new ways that would contribute to offer a differentiated service to the tourists, outside the beach areas where they are staying, and to show at the same time the natural and architectural riches that distinguish this marine city, Located to 35 kilometers to the north of the Holguin City.

The coastal town of Gibara is a new tourist destination since 2017

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Great Treasures

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<span title=”El archipi√©lago Sabana-Camag√ľey se extiende a lo largo de la costa norte central de Cuba durante 465 km, desde Punta Hicacos en el oeste, hasta la bah√≠a Nuevitas en el este.

“>The Sabana-Camag√ľey archipelago extends along Cuba’s north central coast for 465 km, from Punta Hicacos in the west to Nuevitas Bay in the east. <span title=”Estas islas se encuentran en el coraz√≥n del ecosistema Sabana-Camag√ľey, un mosaico de playas arenosas, praderas de algas marinas, arrecifes de coral, cayos, manglares y especies que no se encuentran en ninguna otra parte de la Tierra.

“>These islands lie at the heart of the Sabana-Camag√ľey ecosystem, a mosaic of sandy beaches, seaweed grasslands, coral reefs, cays, mangroves and species found nowhere else on Earth.

<span title=”Este tesoro de notable riqueza biol√≥gica incluye un Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la UNESCO ‚Äďla Reserva de la Biosfera Bah√≠a de Buena Vista‚Äď y tres sistemas de humedales designados como internacionalmente importantes bajo la Convenci√≥n de Ramsar sobre Humedales.

“>This treasure of remarkable biological wealth includes a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Bay of Bight Buena Vista Biosphere Reserve – and three wetland systems designated as internationally important under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
<span title=”En la zona, en alianza con el PNUD y el Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial, se lleva a cabo un portafolio completo de proyectos interconectados y complementarios.

“>¬†In the area, in partnership with UNDP and the Global Environment Facility, a complete portfolio of interconnected and complementary projects is carried out.

In the small island of the Caribbean, actions related to the sustainable management of the earth are developed; An integrated approach of the mountain to the reef for the conservation of the ecosystems; The protection of mountain watersheds; Management of invasive alien species; And ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Original CubaDebate Info


A Twinning Agreement In Favor of the Environment

Pic. Guama: Treasure Lake +Taino Village & Crocodile Farm

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Cuba¬†Swamp¬†“Ci√©naga de Zapata” National Park and the Everglades National Park¬†sign an agreement seeks to contribute to the improvement of the environmental management of these areas and promote modern practices for the sustainable management of resources and scientific knowledge through the exchange of information.

The agreement was adopted in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on Wildlife Conservation and Protected National Areas, signed on December 21, 2016, also in Washington.



The 5 hotels all inclusive in Cuba among the best 10 Travelers Choice according to TripAdvisor


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This is according to millions of authentic traveler reviews from around the world, reflecting the best of service, quality and customer satisfaction in the comments posted on the site.

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Cuban culture and tourism, breaking stereotypes


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Far from the stereotypes that sell us the few positive articles that are published outside of Cuba, few venture to discover the cultural heritage, religion and architecture of the island that could surprises us visiting incredible colonial museums (51 best museums in Havana, according to tripadvisor) or “trying” to dance a rumba to rhythm of the drums .

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Talking about Human Rights


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‚ÄúWhereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world‚Ķ‚ÄĚ Universal Declaration of Human Rights,UN

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Waiting for 2017 in Cuba


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Want to attract good luck and prosperity are as old as humanity itself

Customs and traditions around the world have weaved the night before start  a new cycle of 12 months

At midnight there’s only ¬† a minute to ask a year to bring¬†some happiness, so, ¬†in the 24 hours before that¬†Cubans throw hands to all the traditions they know:

Using new clothe for a renew wardrobe

Light candles to have peace and harmony in the coming year

Clean the house, especially the corners and throw away all the old or broken things to remove the bad energies and expel the unwanted

Wear colored underwear: red for love, yellow for luck, white for health or green for money

“Money calls money” so it’s not a bad idea wait¬†for the year with some bills in your hand

During the day, wishes, dreams, and new goals are written on a paper and kept until midnight. In another papel they also put the bad and negative things of the year that is gone and does not want to be repeated

At midnight the rituals grow:

Lentils beans: some eat them and others pull them to attract fortune, prosperity and ensure food

Walking or jogging with suitcases is not a test of urban athletics, they expect the New Year bring them many trips

Eat 12 grapes, one for each month of the year and each with a different desire.

Should eat an apple, to attract health and well

Already close to the new year, opens and read the paper with dreams and goals that was written in the day  and burn the paper that contains all the bad and negative things of the year . The idea is to let go of the frustrations, anger, sadness and welcome the new year with a positive mind

The New Year coincides with the anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution so there are popular festivals throughout the Island.

This ending-year-day dinner is the most important and familiar for cubans.

For this occasion the tables are dressed with the best of the house. For many the pork meat  is the host of the meal and its preparation becomes a ritual.

The pork is roasted  on charcoal, or in the oven at a very low heat ; accompanied by the congrí, well seasoned; the mixed salads of lettuce, tomato, cabbage and carrot, ripe fried bananas or ladybirds or tostones * fried green bananas and cassava with  sauce based on sour orange, pork fat and a lot of semi fried garlic.For dessert a tasty Pudding  *made with swit milk, regular milk eggs and caramel or torrijas * made with bread, eggs and milk, fried in oil and serve with caramel syrup.

At 12 all family stand up¬†in front a TV, an announcer congratulates everyone and ¬†the cannon shots from San Carlos¬†de La Cabana , then they all kiss each other, greet each other, hug each other, congratulate each other and start one of the funniest and most spectacular rituals: “The old year burning “

A big doll is cremated to ward off bad luck or negative energies , as well as transition and celebrated the arrival of the new year

Cuban Holidays are a reason for meeting; the rumba is usually played all night long until enero 1 sunrise

The last night of December has something magical for cuban people, who deserve all the prosperity and good luck in the following year



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Learning without limits: Inclusive education gives children room to grow in Cuba 

¬†‚ÄúI dream that things are happening, that I talk to people, I’m not sure whether ‚ÄėI see‚Äô or ‚ÄėI don‚Äôt see‚Äô. I only know that I dream.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúI give them the tools to be independent, so that they can move by themselves. And they do it. They are children, they are capable of anything.‚ÄĚ

By Marta Lopez Fesser /  РRead the story


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Reinier works on his braille typewriter at the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Havana, Cuba.


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Professor Carlos Bartolomé works with students at the Abel Santa María special school. He has dedicated his life to teaching boys and girls with visual impairments to function in their environments.


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Jos√© Humberto Perez stands with Reinier. Mr. Perez was Reinier’s teaching guide during pre-university school.


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Reinier types on his braille typewriter during class. It took his classmates a little while to adjust to the sound of the typewriter, but they soon grew accustomed to it and welcomed Reinier like any other student.

In Cuba, celebrating differences through inclusive football 

The social discrimination and marginalization that children with disabilities suffer has a profound negative impact on their lives. A new inclusive football tournament is helping students, teachers and families in Cuba learn to celebrate differences through sport.

‚ÄúThe main message is that differences don‚Äôt matter, that we are all the same after all, and that we have to support each other. Of course, even if this programme is integrated into the school programme, specialized attention requires an extra effort. But it‚Äôs worth it.‚ÄĚ

By Marta Lopez Fesser / – Read the story


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Joana’s team on the pitch during a game. The inclusive football team comprises players with disabilities and players without


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Joana on the field during a football game. Before this year, Joana had never played football before.


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Joana and Lexter with another teammate. Their team has made it to the final round of Cuba’s first inclusive football tournament.

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