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That’s what I call passion, blind faith in yourself and in an ideal. As [José] Martí said, “The angry sea gives a weak idea of the waves provoked by passion.” It is that whirlwind that springs from within us; the … Continued
She acted with Errol Flynn and knew Cantinflas. She has worked with internationally-celebrated Cuban artists like Rita Montaner, Rosita Fornés and Bola de Nieve. Over more than seventy years, Aurorita Pita has starred in dozens of radio and television soap operas, plays and films. She has won the most important acting awards in Cuba and receives displays of affection from her public every day. But this whole story began in Spain….
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Photo: Néstor Martí (OHC) Anyone that listens to him talk would think that Eusebio Leal grew up surrounded by libraries and embroidered tablecloths. However, it was another path that led him to become one of Cuba’s great intellectual figures and the main person responsible for the rehabilitation of Havana’s historic quarter, Habana Vieja, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stories about mermaids that are capable of seducing the most intrepid sailors with their enchanting beauty have been told for ages, and they still abound today in children’s books and adventure movies. There are those who would wager their most precious treasure to refute a claim of a mermaid sighting. These mythological beings, half woman and half fish, are supposedly a figment of our imagination. However, in Cuba, we have one….
Photos: Ricardo López Hevia In the smothering summer heat, the 30th edition of the Olympic Games, London 2012, became a source of entertainment for Cuba as a whole. While our delegation was much smaller than on previous occasions (110 athletes), the results were not long in coming: Cuba finished in 16th place by country and first in Ibero-America, with 5 gold medals, 3 silvers and 6 bronzes, surpassing its performance in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Photos: Cortesía de Roberto Carcassés “I didn’t really like the idea of being a musician; it didn’t fit with my personality. I was more of a military type. I wanted to be a Camilito (military academy student), but, you know, they convinced me otherwise. My Aunt Farah María also was an influence. You can just imagine what it was like having an aunt like her at a time when she was at the top of the charts.”
Photos: Alain L. Gutiérrez / Abel Carmenate
Photos: Ricardo López Hevia Cuban chess today boasts a select group of young players with outstanding careers. One of them is Leinier Domínguez, who has an ELO rating of 2730, placing him at No. 20 in the FIDE ranking, and making him the best-ranked Latin American player. At just 28, Domínguez, who hails from Güines in Mayabeque province, is the great hope for this sport in Cuba, where this level of talent has not been seen since the legendary José Raúl Capablanca.
Photos: Kaloian Santos