My Havana

Some of my friends make fun of the fact Havana was named one of the seven wonder cities of the world. They write about the large heaps of garbage on the streets, the miraculous endurance of ruined buildings, the geysers of sewage and how the pot-holes on the roads resemble war trenches.

Some of my friends make fun of the fact Havana was named one of the seven wonder cities of the world. They write about the large heaps of garbage on the streets, the miraculous endurance of ruined buildings, the geysers of sewage and how the pot-holes on the roads resemble war trenches.

What they write is accurate, it is nothing but the truth, but, despite all that, I continue to feel that Havana is a magical city. It has the charms of a beautiful, mature woman, whose wrinkles and extra weight do not manage to reduce her sensuality and attractiveness one bit.

Its crazy architecture has stood the test of time, hurricanes and illegal constructions. Half a century of no maintenance or new construction work caused hundreds of buildings to collapse, but it also preserved what managed to remain standing. In Havana, no one tears down any buildings – ...

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STATEMENT BY THE CUBAN PRESIDENT

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 17 - Up next, due to its importance, Cubanow brings you the English version of the announcement made on Cuban radio and television by Cuban President Raúl Castro on Wednesday, December 17, on U.S.-Cuba relations, published by the www.cuba.cu Web site.

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News Coverage: President Raúl Castro to Speak on Wednesday about Cuba-U.S. Relations

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 17 – Army General Raúl Castro, President of the councils of State and Ministers, will address the Cuban people and the international public opinion on Wednesday, December 17, to make an important announcement on relations with the United States.

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CUBA ENTRE TRES IMPERIOS…[1]

In this book Ernesto Limia very successfully confronts a current Cuban paradox: the science of History, which is the most advanced among social sciences in Cuba, achieving great advances in numerous aspects with monographic works of great quality.

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Isabel Santos: Queen of the 36th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 15 - Among the pleasant surprises brought by the 36th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema was the recurring presence of actress Isabel Santos, a dear face of Cuban cinema, who for several years was not seen on the big screen.

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