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Cuban Lighthouses (+ Pics)

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WIF: Nauty Natura + Ecured + CubaTravel 

Several maritime signs protect navigation around the Cuban archipelago. Some of them date from the colonial period, at that time raised with stone from the quarries, operated and guarded by endowments of “torreros” (Caretakers of the towers)

Likewise, light sources flow from oilseed, whale and olive oils, passing systems fed with oil, kerosene and acetylene until reaching the electricity.

Here is a sample of the most emblematic

The “Morro” Lighthouse

el-morro de noche








Identifies the Cuban capital and distinguishes its port, was first lit at 7.30 pm on July 24, 1845, a century after its opening was electrified. It is center today of a historical-military park and included in the title of Patrimony of the Humanity granted by the UNESCO to Old Havana

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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)




Sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale.


In the images, photos of the bays of Havana and Cienfuegos + of the Cruise Veendam

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WIF: Cruises Industry News + Cruise Web + PRNewsWire

Holland America Line will starting the trips to Cuba on Dec. 22, 2017 with 12-day holiday cruise aboard the Veendam that will help meet the growing demand for premium cruise experiences to Cuba.

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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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Growing Tourism in Cuba – Varadero & Havana (3 posts + pics & video)

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WIF: Cubadebate + Latin Press + Caribbean News Digital + Cuba Travel

Topics: Tourism grows in Varadero, main Cuban resort + Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski + Other hotels under construction at Paseo del Prado in Havana

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United States occupation of Cuba (Part III)/ Neocolonialism does not mean independence

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Summary & Translation from the original post published on the Radio Rebelde Cuba site

Trump’s misconceptions about Cuba

US President Donald Trump was mistaken in the lines of his message about Cuba. He issued a brief statement this May 20, where the first error: evokes the date as Cuba’s Independence Day.

Is it necessary to review the story?
Why is not his speech stale not surprising?
And is that for decades, every year the Government of the United States of America commemorates that day, hiding the true reality.
In that date of 1902, the Island exhibited for the first time its condition of neo colonial territory . (Related United States occupation of Cuba (Part II) / The true meaning of May 20 )

The country remained at the disposal of powerful American economic interests, and its national and foreign political life would be administered essentially from the US Embassy in the Cuban capital.

The implantation of a government with a Cuban face that thought, spoke and acted in English, was an indispensable piece to complete the hieroglyph from which the neocolonial model conceived in Washington would emerge.

The 20 of May of 1902 a neocolonial country was born.

Therefore, we also do not accept that President Trump invokes the thought of Jose Marti.

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Investment opportunities 4 Marines Tourist in Cuba

WIF: Cubadebate

Cuba will open on next June investment opportunities 4 Marines Tourist, the modality  will be management contracts with financing.

Nautical and Marinas business group, Marlin S.A. In Cuba, plans to launch several projects in June to expand existing facilities in Cuba, starting with alliances with foreign investors.

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Tribute to Jose Marti with cuban coffee aroma


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Related: A virtual walk through the life of Jose Marti 

Looking for information about this day that marks the 122 year anniversary of the fall in combat of the national hero of Cuba, we have stumbled upon this original tribute, which devoid of repeated phrases carries an immense burden of respect and Cuban flavor.

Here we let you the translation of what has published A La Mesa, required web site for anyone who is looking for a good place to eat on the island.

 A last coffee with Marti

Sunset over the shared table, coffee, laughter, verse, overturned stool, guest diner, one of “hair, very curly, dark chestnut, with an incipient baldness on the crown and very steep entries in the temples Which showed a broad and clear front.

At the sight of the last ray of the sun that disappears by the horizon we raise the glass (old rum and macerated yerbabuena) in honor of the one who accompanies us: passenger of our adventure, guest of our feast, inhabitant of our imaginary, reference and compass.

“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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