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Jun

13

Baracoa: land of chocolate and cucuruchos

Whether you enjoy history, natural beauty, tropical weather or chocolate (or all of these!) you’ll find Baracoa enchanting. Hundreds of years ago, Baracoa, at Cuba’s easternmost tip, was the country’s capital.


Mar

15

A love letter to Cuba

Visiting Cuba for the very first time is like none other travel experience. Here are my thoughts ahead of my inaugural trip to the Caribbean island, from the perspective of a Romanian-American. 

by Monica Suma

As a sassy five year old, I remember my determination in putting red beads together, one-by-one, on a long, thin thread, for a very well thought out gift for my mother. It had been a few months since she had been away on an extended trip abroad and I missed her terribly.


Jan

10

Education in Cuba, as seen through MAESTRA's teachers

Much can be said about Cuba – it is a land filled with rhythm and soul, color and tradition, a land whose people smile brighter and laugh harder than most others’, a land of inviting, white beaches and savory, rich flavors. But few may know that Cuba is also synonymous with exceptional education.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations Institute for Statistics, Cuba’s literacy rate is an astonishing 99.8 percent, making it the 2nd highest literacy rate in the world!


Oct

01

Cuban Revelations: Interview with Author Marc Frank

InsightCuba caught up with Reuters journalist, Marc Frank, about his latest book. In Cuban Revelations, Marc Frank offers a first-hand account of daily life in Cuba at the turn of the twenty-first century, the start of a new and dramatic epoch for islanders and the Cuban diaspora.


Sep

13

Architecture in Cuba: Havana


Aug

14

Our Girl in Havana: A City for Cinephiles

Eating my ice cream at Coppelia, I can’t help but think of the striking first scene of Oscar-nominated 1993 Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate. The title refers to flavours of ice cream, one representing the gay and creative while the other represents the straight in both sexual and political terms.


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