Archivo de Shortcuts

Archivo Shortcuts

Trinidad: a dazzling city

Before its narrow cobblestone streets opened unabashedly to the world, even before the first lost strangers began to arrive, shouldering their rucksacks, the city of Trinidad was like an island within an island; its only channels of communication were by … Continued

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Carlos Manuel: My landscape is a state of mind

Carlos Manuel has always lived amid the beauty of La Palma, a little town near the mountains in Pinar del Río, a spot on the Cuban map, nestled between Bahía Honda and the Valley of Viñales. Perhaps it was that … Continued

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Building bridges

Standing on a remote, pristine beach in Pinar del Río province recently, I had the chance to witness one of nature’s most delightful sights: the hatching of sea turtle eggs. Dozens of baby sea turtles were born, taking their first … Continued

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The national mammal

Don’t worry, politicians but I’m collecting signatures out of mystical vengeance. I bring a unique proposal. …Oh, that is why my proposal is so peculiar: The pig, National Mammal. That is a song by the popular Cuban music group Buena … Continued

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Writing on the fly

Dusk in Havana. The family has been assembled. One or another coffee cup has yet to be taken to the kitchen; neighbors’ voices compete with the television, which is on. The grandmother and the cousin visiting from out of town … Continued

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Guanahacabibes: paradise on earth

In Guanahacabibes, the hours are marked more by the sun than by any clock, and every rock, nook, strip of beach and cave has a history. The peninsula (456.76 square miles, located in the municipality of Sandino), is divided into … Continued

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The paths of the Cuban circus

The preeminent venue for the circus in Cuba is the Carpa Trompoloco. Every year, this coliseum in the Havana municipality of Playa also becomes the main venue for Circuba, an international event considered as “the circus bridge of the Americas … Continued

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The ones who move Havana and the ones who bring together the famous

The Cuban business world is undergoing constant change as a result of the economic policies implemented by the government in the last few years. New businesses are opening up, as are new ways of conceiving of and projecting the country’s … Continued

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Bayamo: on the eve of her 500th anniversary

Bayamo, capital city of Granma province, has a population of more than 220,000; is an important political, economic, social and cultural center with one of the richest histories in Cuba; and has played a prominent role during every stage of … Continued

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The delicious secret of El Aljibe

Let’s call a spade a spade, and when it comes to chicken…the El Aljibe restaurant’s secret sauce is a mystery for even the most discerning connoisseur; at this little piece of countryside in the heart of residential Havana, it makes … Continued

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