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Havanatur 40 Years The Cuba Specialist

Four decades since it was set up, the Havantur Group is still the world’s leading promoter of travel to Cuba. Its high level professionalism has enabled its growth and strengthened its position as an expert tour operator known as the Cuba Specialist.

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The Treasure of Antiquity

By Ana María Ruiz, Photos: Vladimir Molina

At the hands of Tomás Moscoso Rodríguez history breathes new air. Not History with a capital H but stories, the stories of generations of our anscestors, that are revived through his objects.

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FCOM is Home

By Maria Karla González Mir Second Year Journalism Student

No one would imagine that the Communications Faculty, one of the University of Havana’s most modern faculties, had its origins in a small house on Calle G (G Street) in the Havana suburb of Vedado. What is today known as FCOM was previously linked to other faculties and departments related to Political Science and Philology until through the hard work of communication professionals, professors and students forged an identity of its own for the faculty, so that it could specialize and coordinate the degree courses it now offers: Information Sciences, Social Communication and Journalism

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Guyana and Cuba approaching half a century of solid relations

By Mercy Ramos / Photos: Jose Meriño

Guyana and Cuba celebrate forty-five years of bilateral relations this December. A relationship distinguished by broad and profound cooperation across economy, education, culture, sport and politics, it has always been grounded in mutual respect, friendship and understanding.

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Hershey: Another Space

By: Julia Portela Ponce de León

Hershey is the name of the place that forms the focus of Alfredo Sarabia’s photographic essay Pueblo Modelo (Model Town, 2013).

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Havana’s José Martí Museum

By Livia Rodríguez

Inaugurated on January 28, 1925, the José Martí Museum in Havana is home to the world’s most important collection of items relating to the life and work of Cuba’s “Apostle” and national hero.

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Tales from Atarés Castle

By Ciro Bianchi Ross Photos: Prensa Latina

The construction of the Atarés castle, on Soto hill behind Havana bay began following the storming of Havana by the English in 1762.

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Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU visits havana

Text and photos by Heidi Hollinger

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Havana 40 years after his father Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s historic state visit in 1976 when he became the first NATO country leader to call on the island since the 1959 Revolution.

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Classic Cuban Rums

By Ciro Bianchi Ross

In 1778, the Island exported over 230 thousand liters of rum, but by the beginning of the 19th century – 20 to 25 years later – the country was producing over 4.5 million liters.

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Casa del Habano Partagás your friends’ friend

By Mercy Ramos Photos: Courtesy of Tiendas Caracol

Lovers of the renowned Cuban cigar brand have a yearly opportunity to gather in the Cuban capital to take part in an exclusive event where they can enjoy the island’s famous tobacco and discover its tobacco plantations among other activities.

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The Bridges of the City of Matanzas

Por Charly Morales Valido Fotos: Cortesía de Claudia Corrales

With the recent celebrations for the centenary of the Silverio Sánchez Figueras Bridge, the western Cuban city of Matanzas now has five bridges that are more than 100 years old, something unique in Cuba and the Americas.

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From My Kitchen

By Silvia Mayra Gómez Fariñas

We found this dessert in Paradiso (Paradise in English), novel of the great Cuban writer José Lezama Lima. One of its chapters describes the menu of a family supper, where Lady Augusta, the main character’s grandmother, enjoys herself and gives a touch of originality and simplicity to the meal with a crema helada (iced cream).

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The New King of Havana Club

By: Mercy Ramos, Photos: José Meriño

World famous Havana Club rum now has a new cocktail named “Cunyaya” created by skilled Cuban barman Amaury Cepeda, who recently won first prize at the this year’s Havana Club International Cocktail Grand Prix.

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