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Cienfuegos shines on its bicentennial

Cienfuegos

Celebrating its two hundred years without a wrinkle is this city, blessed by the sea and heir to ancient legends, founded in 1819 with the name of Fernandina de Jagua by Frenchman Don Luis Declouet, today Cienfuegos, loved by Benny Moré and all those who come to visit.

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Birán, where the homeland’s youth is always present

Biran

In Birán, we feel the same sun, the same breeze, felt anywhere else on the island, but there is something different here.

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Nothing more sublime than the homeland

Marti dibujo

El Diablo Cojuelo – a newspaper created to inform students in Havana of the corruption imposed by the colonial regime in Cuba, named for a character for in a novel by Luis Vélez de Guevara – appeared January 19, 1869.

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Guáimaro and Cuba’s enduring constitutional spirit

Guaimaro

Some six months have passed since the anniversary of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes’ call for liberty at the Demajagua plantation, when patriots took up arms against Spanish colonialism and slavery, providing a lesson in unity and citizenship.

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History and culture at Cuba’s Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

Considered an eminent institution of Cuban history and culture, the Hotel Nacional, which has reached 88 years since its founding, is joining festivities for Havana’s 500th anniversary.

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The Cuban Revolution: Always of and by the people

Operacion verdad

Today, in 2019, the corporate media is more powerful and the resources available to mount campaigns against Cuba greater, but the purpose of the United States is the same: destroy the Revolution.

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Cubans Remember Fall in Combat of General Antonio Maceo

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Cubans commemorate this Friday the 122nd anniversary of the fall in combat of Major General of the independence Liberating Army Antonio Maceo, known in the island as the ”Bronze Titan”.

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La Habana, 500 years of history and life

Morro

Original peoples, Black slaves, pirates, the French, British, Chinese, and Spanish, are only a few of the many who populated Havana in its early years. Christened by Diego Velázquez as the Villa de San Cristóbal, in 1519, the city became one of the most important in the so-called New World.

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The death of a President who lives on

Allende

“A great black cloud rises from the flaming palace. President Allende dies at his post. The military kills thousands throughout Chile. (…) Señora Pinochet declares that the tears of mothers will redeem the country. Power, all power, is assumed by a military junta of four members, formed in the School of the Americas in Panama. Heading it is General Augusto Pinochet.”

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Trinidad, the place to experience Cuba’s diversity

Trinidad

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.