Global warming has become a worldwide issue and the topic is on the agenda of many international conferences and congresses. This problem also concerns the Cuban authorities and its people and, in fact, this Caribbean island is one place where the change is being felt. As we are about to end the year, when a cold front should have already hit the Island, temperatures are still almost as high as they were in summer, in the months of July and August. Hence, Cuban beaches are full of Cubans and visitors enjoying the tropical heat in the sand and water.
In this last edition for 2015, Cubaplus brings you an article on Cuban beaches, highlighting how tourists can not only take advantage of the warm coastal waters, but can also enjoy many recreational activities such as fishing, scuba diving, sailing on catamarans and many other water sports.
Included is an article on the work of Alberto Korda, the internationally renowned photographer who immortalized the snapshot of the heroic guerrilla, Ernesto Che Guevara. Korda also captured the undersea world, reflected in our report.
Yovani Caisés, prominent Cuban artist from the province of Holguin, is present in this edition, along with photographer John Harden and Luciano Mendez, one of the most important collectors of Cuban contemporary art.
This issue highlights the 60th anniversary of the popular Cuban band Elito Revé y su Charangon and includes an article on the Drum Festival, to be held from February 28 to March 6, 2016, as well as and a report on the amazing jewelery made by five Cuban goldsmiths.
The Habanos Festival 2016 will take place from February 29 to March 4, 2016, and you can read the interview with Petra Yolanda, cigar roller celebrating her milestone 50th anniversary in the profession along with Cohiba cigars’ 50th birthday.
As always, Cubaplus includes other stories of interest about education, sports and the customary article on Cuban cuisine.
I want to wish all of our readers all the best for the New Year ahead, with lots of health and many successes both personally and professionally.