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Cuban Primary School Teachers
by Victoria Alcalá

For workers and technicians all the acknowledgements and awards. They have achieved extraordinary productive levels or superlative scientific results, for administrative workers who have demonstrated great efficiency (it is thanks to them that we are surviving from drowning in a sea of bureaucracy) or for our outstanding artists. And when we see them on TV [read full story]

Shock Absorbers Fixed
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

No question about it. Visitors to Cuba enjoy watching the unique old cars, motor bikes and other vehicles on our roads, and they are amazed that they are still functioning and providing as well a living for some and vital mobility for others. For these vehicles to continue moving around, the talents and creativity of [read full story]

International Bill Fishing Tournament

The Ernest Hemingway International Bill Fishing Tournament will celebrate its 67th anniversary this year, from May 29 to June 3 at the Marina Hemingway, Havana. Its history is a permanent imprint of the presence of the great American writer and Nobel Prize for Literature Ernest Hemingway in Havana, who, with his passion and enthusiasm for sport fishing, [read full story]

Flying higher and higher
by Ailyn Martín Pastrana

“That adrenalin rush is what hooks you,” say the pilots who time and time again face danger as they jump from heights that seem difficult to attain. Skydiving, or parachuting, is the granddaddy of all flying sports. In Cuba it has a long tradition associated with aviation—many skydivers have received training as part of [read full story]

Tips for participating in Cuban sports events

Cuba is a country where sports are synonymous with life and passion. You can talk to anyone anywhere about any sport, from baseball to ice hockey, the winter Olympics or American football. Throughout the year there are several sports tournaments of different sorts that will go on all through the country. The Cuban government subsidizes [read full story]

Viñales was blessed by the Gods
by Aimara Fernández

You can feel the energy flowing from Viñales’s fossils and its magical past, albeit renovated by the omnipresence of its overflowing natural scenery. The Cueva del Indio, the Caverna de Santo Tomás and the Palenque de los Cimarrones have all survived the hurricanes of time. The Mural of Prehistory depicts the evolution [read full story]

La Gran Piedra: To The Summit
by Ailyn Martín Pastrana

Eastern Cuba is probably one of the most interesting areas in the country. Visitors should be sure not to miss the natural, historical and cultural attractions it offers: Pico Turquino, the highest point in Cuba; the mountainous massif of the Sierra Maestra, the place that gave birth to the start of the Cuban Revolution in [read full story]

Polymitas: A Cuban Miss Universe
by Victoria Alcalá

Whoever knows them and loves them, emphatically declares them to be the beauty queens of Cuban nature. Over the course of many years, countless scientists, photographers and just the curious have fallen in love with them and tracked them through the countryside, in the midst of an abundant land snail population made up of 79 genera [read full story]

Havana’s Botanical Garden: A green haven

A visitor to Havana soon discovers that the city is fun-loving and lively. However, not everyone is aware of the fact that a few kilometers from the city center there are “dead spots” where one can relax from car, bus and truck horns that seem to gooff for any reason; the endless chatter; and the [read full story]

Seven Tips to Climb Cuba’s Highest Mountain

One of the favorite vacation adventures that Cubans enjoy most is climbing the Pico Turquino`s summit, in the east of the country. Almost all of them have done this or at least they have tried to do it. That is the point with the highest altitude in Cuba, at 1974 meters above sea level. For [read full story]