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Last Stage of Elections in Cuba

By Dr. Ramón Last Stage of Elections in Cubade la Cruz Ochoa

The elections process continues in Cuba. Lately public establishments have been displaying posters showing the photos and biographies of the candidates standing as delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of the People’s Power and as deputies to the National Assembly of the People’s Power (parliament).

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Work Experience at CubaPlus

Writer: Stella Salomone, Grade 11 Photographs: Firas, Grade 9

CubaPlus was happy to host two work experience students from the International School of Havana for a week this January. They shadowed staff on journalistic assignments and spent time with staff from each department, learning about advertising sales and the business side of the publication as well as how CubaPlus produces a magazine in a bilingual work environment.

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Cuba: sensory and authentic

Many imagine it as promising, while others who have walked its streets, seen its landscapes and gotten to know its people consider it fascinating…Cuba prides itself as being an authentic vacation destination.

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FIART 2016

By Ibis Frade

The Havana International Crafts Fair (FIART 2016), which has become a regular event held every December in this city, exhibits and markets both Cuban and international products, many of which are exponents of traditional techniques.

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Jeff’s elephants live on in Havana

By Ibis Frade, Photos Courtesy of Emilio Fuentes Fonseca

In the heart of Havana’s business center rest 12 elephants. Bearing their heavy metallic framework filled with air they travelled to this spot apparently to remain after much wandering throughout the city.

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Tropicana the Meca of Open Air Extravaganzas

A paradise under the stars, as many know it, the Tropicana is a world renowned cabaret that has transcended time as the indisputable result of human artistic creativity unfolded in the mystery and seduction of its vibrant performances.

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Martí, and the United States

By: Ciro Bianchi Ross

According to Enrique Anderson Imbert in his book Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana, (History of Latin American Literature), José Martí is one of the great treasures that the Spanish language has given to the world. While he left behind a number of organic works, he was essentially a chronicler; a master of merging information and commentary in a single line, and of intertwining literature and life in his chronicle. He wrote a great deal about Cuba and about the America that he called “ours.” However, a significant part of his journalistic work was devoted to what he himself referred to as North American Scenes: five volumes—more than 2,500 pages—of the 28 volumes that make up the 1963 edition of his Complete Works. 

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The Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival

Anyone who has vacationed in Cuba has felt its irresistible allure… those rhythms, beats and sweet melodic sounds that emanate from every walk of life. In a country marked by the beauty of historical ethnic blends, music is the very essence of Cuban culture and a staple of the revolution that continues to thrive through resolute government support for the arts.

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Martí, the Poet

By: Ciro Bianchi Ross / Photos by Prensa Latina

Some pigeonhole him into modernism. However, for others, he was the precursor of that literary movement, and yet others say that he was much more than a modernist: all of José Martí's work was an expression of the modern age.

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Martí, a man who lived under the sign of urgency

By: Ciro Bianchi Ross / Photos by Prensa Latina

He united the independence forces, founded a political party, and led the war against Spain. At 17, he was deported after serving prison time and hard labor despite being a minor, and lived most of the rest of his life in exile. He studied for two university degrees in Spain; worked as a lawyer and accountant; and was a teacher in Guatemala, Venezuela and the United States.

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2013 International Book Fair

By: Jesús Adonis Martínez

“To read is to grow.” That is the slogan of Cuba's International Book Fair, which becomes the center of attention for all Cuban readers every year. And in the spirit of that slogan, a quotation from Cuban national hero José Martí, the 22nd edition of the fair will take place February 14-24, 2013 in Havana, and until March 10 in the rest of the country.

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The Study of Science in Cuba

By: Juliett Morales García / Photos by Cubaplus

Right in the middle of transformative and stimulating social and economic development, Cuba confirms the concept of scientific research as an essential element at the college level, making it one of the main factors in constructing Cuba's socialism model.

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Education in Cuba, a Priority

By: Mercedes Ramos/ Photos: José (Tito) Meriño

For over five decades, Cuba has maintained one of the most comprehensive educational systems in the world, owing to the priority given to this important issue by the country’s authorities. It was agreed at the International Fair of Havana between the First Deputy Minister of Higher Education Dr. Rodolfo Alarcón and the Director of Cubaplus Dominic Soave to have as Cubaplus content continuing articles on education.

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A Date with Books in Havana

By: Ilsa Rodríguez

Once a bulwark against pirate attacks and witness to bloody combat, the Havana Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña yet again opens its arms to Cuba’s major publishing event, the International Book Fair. With the theme: “To Read Is To Grow”, this annual event is now celebrating its 20th edition.

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