Category Archives: Cultural

We could learn a lot about education from Cuba

The school year is ending, the economy is humming along, profits are up, unemployment is down but there is not enough money for the schools. The drama in Salem goes on, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to privatize public education … Continue reading

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What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

On my recent Intrepid Travel tour of Cuba, watching a fourth generation tobacco farmer expertly roll an organic Cuban cigar might just top the list of my favorite experiences. Learning about it instantly connected me, the traveler, with the fascinating history and culture … Continue reading

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A Brooklyn pianist who can’t speak Spanish brings a Cuban orchestra to the United States

Geoff Edgers  |  The Washington Post  |  June 11, 2017 HAVANA — The jackhammer starts a few minutes into rehearsal. Break time is over as the workers continue on a stretch of narrow Calle Obrapia. When will they finish? Days? … Continue reading

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Design, Time and New Trends, at Congress in Cuba

Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A keynote speech on new trends in design, by Italian Alessandro Biamonti, will capture the interest today at the International Congress of this discipline, to which creators from some 20 nations from Latin America, Europe … Continue reading

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Cuban musician Ernesto ‘Tito’ Puentes dies, aged 88

Cuban conductor and trumpet player Ernesto ‘Tito’ Puentes died on Thursday morning in Montpellier, southern France, where he lived. “The most Parisian of the Cubans has gone to join other salseros for an eternal descarga (jam session)”, his manager Jean-Louis … Continue reading

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Cuba Develops Quick Alert for Perceptible Earthquakes

Santiago de Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) A higher development of the system to record and raise alert on perceptible earthquakes is reached currently by the National Seismological Service (SSN). Doctor Enrique Arango, SSN head and deputy technical director of … Continue reading

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Cuba Shares Experiences of Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN

United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues. Speaking to the … Continue reading

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Cuba to face tough challenge in basketball qualifier

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 7 (acn) Cuba already has its rivals in the Americas qualifier to the men´s World Basketball Championship of China (from August 31 to September 15, 2019) and they will be Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States, … Continue reading

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United Nations Recognizes Cuba’s Work in Favor of the Environment

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 5 (acn) The resident coordinator of the United Nations in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard recognized on Monday in Sancti Spiritus, the country’s advances in confronting and adapting to environmental changes. During celebrations at the main activity for … Continue reading

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Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress

Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. The event will seek until … Continue reading

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