I was born in the Pearl of the Antilles around the middle of the century, but I am not able to return to my homeland under the present circumstances. The description was reportedly coined by a European artist whose 1873 book of illustrations bears the title "The Pearl of the Antilles."
Please, allow me to tell you a real story I personally lived through. Once upon a time, there were two republics. Both had constitutions, laws, civil rights, a government, a congress, and a court system of law. The people could assemble, associate, speak, and write with freedom.
But as the people became unsatisfied with their governments, they chose to support new officials and were fooled by fake images of religion and a better life before reality began to set in.
Thanks to the Library of Congress and 93-year-old American singer Harry Belafonte, a Caribbean born singer, songwriter, activist, and actor, #CityImages Is proud to present the following three-part documentary series.
Belafonte is one of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Trinidadian musical style with an international audience beginning in the 1950s and beyond.
Harry Belafonte’s celebration of MUSICA: This amazing three-part documentary series includes...
I was born in the Republic of Cuba, a nation comprising the main island as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet up.
Years later I was recruited by George HW Bush to lead the electronic Bay of Pigs named TV Martí which has been ineffective.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I should point out that I was born in Cuba. However, when I was there last there was no Internet.
Now more than 5 million cell phone users in Cuba have received free internet, in an eight-hour test before the government launched sales of the service.
For the first time since the 1950's, when The Castro Brothers launched their Cuban Revolution, the communist island will no longer have a Castro leading it.
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel and Raul Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement and its allies against the authoritarian government of another Cuban dictator named Fulgencio Batista.
The new president is 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel. He is the chosen leader of an unfulfilled generation finally coming to maturity after the Castro era.
One of the best known Cuban songs. The words come from a poem by Apostle of Cuban Independence José Martí. In 1966, a version by The Sandpipers, based on an arrangement from The Weavers performed in May 1963 @ Carnegie Hall. This song has been recorded by Julio Iglesias, Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett, Celia Cruz, Bobby Darin, Joe Dassin, Muslim Magomayev, José Feliciano, Biser Kirov, Wyclef Jean, Puerto Plata, Trini Lopez, La Lupe, Nana Mouskouri, Tito Puente, Andy Russell and Pete Seeger, Buena Vista Social Club, Los Lobos, Gipsy Kings...etc.
Yo soy un hombre sincero
As some of you may know, I was born in Cuba and would love to go back someday. Although I have not been allowed to return yet, the news and information content coming out of my beautiful island still interests me. I have now reached out to one government official to once again try to visit.
Facing fuel shortage in Cuba, Havana diplomats roll up sleeves https://www.yahoo.com/news/facing-fuel-shortage-cuba-havana-diplomats-ro...
These terms may apply to an individual, a small or large group of people. I personally watched this unravel with the latter. Today is Sunday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2017 with what could turn out to be 364 global crazed days to follow.
He was a rebel leader who led a successful revolt against the establishment was ready to exercise a triumphal victory with his forces as he prepared to move into the capital.
Americans may soon be able to sail from Miami to Havana on a major cruise line which boasts freedom of the seas Castro's Communist Cuba lacks many freedoms.
RCL says it received Cuban government approval for its brands to operate voyages to the country from The US. The Florida-based RCL hasn't released details but said that voyages to Cuba begin in March.