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Cuban little league baseball
by Ana Lorena

Watch Cuban kids playing baseball in Havana and you can feel yourself transported back to an idyllic 1950s America. This is essence of home-spun, enthusiastic, non-commercial, passionate and local. Mix in a little apple pie, ignore the crumbling architecture and you would be there. This short and simple video by Lou shows a typical training [read full story]

Children’s games in Cuba
by Ricardo Alberto Pérez

While all the world over, kids are playing computer games on their cell phones, tablets or laptops, in Cuba, the street, the block and the neighborhood take center stage and are very important to the lives of Cuban children. It would be difficult to find such warmth and meaning in any other locations. In Cuba [read full story]

La Colmenita: an enriching artistic experience
by Marilyn Bobes

Since 1990, the children’s musical theater group La Colmenita (The Little Beehive) has been passionately involving Cuban children, becoming one of the most fascinating projects to be seen on Cuban stages. It all began when Carlos Alberto “Tin” Cremata, then a young student theater director, conceived the idea to put together a traveling theater company [read full story]

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]

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
by LaHabana.com

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
by LaHabana.com

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]

Not Just Beaches
by Victoria Alcalá

There is a quote by Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera that we have heard time and time again in reference to the most unsuspected angles of political and social life on the Island: “That damned circumstance of having water everywhere.” I suppose that some of the leading lights in our tourist industry would gladly change [read full story]