Heritage & Traditions

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Artemisa University, internationalization and collaboration

The University of Artemisa, as a result of the actions of an internationalization strategy, has the opportunity to manage and consolidate a policy that transforms it into an active body, stimulating its growth through promotion, exchange and cooperation, with both its regional and international counterparts. In this endeavor.

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The University of Artemisa is making history

The University of Artemisa, founded on the 11th of October 2012, has two campuses: the main one in the actual capital of the province Artemisa, and another in Alquízar, 1.5 km along the road between Artemisa and Alquizar. Since its establishment, this centre for higher studies has been led by the engineer Dr. Carlos Eduardo Suárez Ponciano, who, because of his drive and determination, has become known as ‘the vice-chancellor who makes dreams come true’.

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Havana draped in literature again

The 28th Havana International Book Fair, one of the most eagerly awaited events for literature lovers, will take place February 7-17 at its usual headquarters in the San Carlos de la Cabaña Historical Military Park. With a special theme this time, it will be dedicated to the Cuban capital’s 500th anniversary. As always publishers, translators, designers, illustrators, authors, distributors and the general public will be able to enjoy a space designed to exhibit, sell and promote the best of Cuban and international literature.

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Instead of bread...

By Elsy Fors

The Spanish word casabe comes from one of the languages of the indigenous people who inhabited Cuba before the Spanish settlers. The word is as old as the foodstuff it refers to: a flatbread similar to a Mexican tortilla that is made from grated cassava then dried and toasted in a ceramic dish. Casabe used to be stockpiled to last from one cassava harvest to the next.

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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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