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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cuba, "The Pearl of the Antilles", is the largest and westernmost island of the West Indies.
Cuba was discovered by Columbus during his first voyage, on the 28th of October, 1492.
The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba is metropolitan of the island.
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 Cuba | Cuba travel, Cuba all about
Cuba is a Caribbean destination without comparison; pristine and exotic.
The combination of Cuba's gorgeous landscape, lively island resident and unique way of life is transforming the island onto a hotspot and creating tangible experiences for craving travelers.
Cuba is home to exceptionally friendly people, exotic flora,tropical climate, salsa music and vibrant nightlife.
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 Cuba Travel USA provides flights to Cuba, hotel reservations in Cuba: Old Havana, Varadero, Trinidad, and Cayo Coco, ...
Cuba will likely soon be the number one tourist destination for Americans in the Caribbean.
Music lovers will truly enjoy Cuba, as Cuban music is currently sweeping the world with their salsa, rumba, jazz, etc. It is everywhere, in the clubs, the discos, even on the street corners.
Cuba Travel USA will debunk many of the myths and tell you everything they want or need to know about traveling to Cuba.
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La decisión es un nuevo paso hacia el restablecimiento de relaciones plenas con Cuba después de que la UE pusiera fin en enero a la llamada "guerra de los canapés" que congeló los lazos diplomáticos cuando las embajadas europeas invitaron a disidentes en protesta por una ola de represión en el 2003.
Cuba ha empezado a recuperar progresivamente la actividad en los centros turísticos tras el paso del huracán "Dennis", aunque gran parte del país sufre todavía lluvias y vientos.
Cuba inició hoy labores de rescate ante los daños causados por el huracán Dennis, que dejó un panorama desolador con al menos 10 muertos, miles de viviendas destruidas,
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 Cuba Tourist Attractions & Cuba Tourism | iExplore
Located at the eastern tip of Cuba, Baracoa may be the place that Columbus first landed in Cuba, and it was definitely the first Spanish settlement on the island.
This charming Spanish colonial city, the third largest in Cuba, is in the middle of a cattle-ranching region.
Located south of the main island of Cuba, Cayo Largo has one of the best stretches of sand and water in the Caribbean, and the feel of the place is definitely paradise found.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Cuba/Where+to+Go   (3940 words)

 I am Cuba on DVD
I am Cuba (1964) is unabashed propaganda masterpiece, which had not been seen outside the Soviet Union or Cuba until 1992.
The style also changes between segments in I am Cuba, although not as consistently or rigorously as in Lucia, progressing from the frenetic wide-angle, snake-like opening to a more "reserved" camera style in the last episode.
All in all I am Cuba is pure unadulterated propaganda but spirited, enthusiastic and always formally invigorating.
www.horschamp.qc.ca /new_offscreen/cuba.html   (1132 words)

 Soy Cuba/Ya Kuba (I Am Cuba)
The moving shots in I Am Cuba would be highly impressive on length alone, but what makes them special is they look to be comprised of three separate ways of shooting, handheld, crane, and what's now known as the Steadicam.
In any case, I Am Cuba is one of the classics like Luis Bunuel's Belle de Jour and Rene Clement's Purple Noon that influenced Scorsese enough that he chose to resurrect it.
Everything in I Am Cuba is shot so creatively that it's hard not to enjoy it all, whether it be the excess of the evil "Americans" (who obviously aren't American and even speak phonetic English!) the film takes several shots at or the toil of the poor workers.
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 Cuba travel | Lonely Planet World Guide
Cuba is the Caribbean's largest and least commercialised island and one of the world's last bastions of communism.
Despite the formality of the colonial architecture, Cuba is pretty relaxed, even in the larger towns.
The Helms-Burton Act has allowed Cuba to find its place in the post-Soviet world gradually, without the sudden destabilising shock of mass consumer tourism from the United States (regular US citizens are not allowed to visit Cuba).
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/caribbean/cuba   (329 words)

 I Am Cuba: Cineaste
This visual homage to a murdered student leader is a tour de force of mobile camerawork typical of I Am Cuba, a Cuban-Soviet coproduction directed by Soviet filmmaker MikhailKalatozov, who completed the fl-and-white film in 1964.
I Am Cuba is equal parts epic, agitprop, poetry, and drama.
Development of the I Am Cuba project was begun in late 1962, soon after the failed CIA-supported invasion at the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban missile crisis that had swept the superpowers to the brink of nuclear disaster.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/IAmCuba.html   (794 words)

 Cuba.com.:.Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cuba has no plants or animals that are lethal to humans (Yes, this includes poisonous snakes!) The mountain ranges include the Sierra Maestra to the East, the Cordillera de los Organos to the West, and the Sierra del Escambray in the central region.
The economy of Cuba is based on state ownership with some small scale private enterprise existing at the fringes.
Tourism has become one of the largest sources of income for Cuba, and in 1993 the U.S. dollar was made legal tender (the country operated under a dual-currency system); this arrangement was, however, revoked on 25 October 2004.
www.cuba.com   (478 words)

 i am cuba
In this respect, "I Am Cuba" is an odious example of the fabricated record of how something did not happen.
For example, he certainly did not have the sympathy of the students upon his landing in Oriente; the students were sceptical, considering Fidel had led scores of students to their certain death only a few years before with his disastrous storming of the barracks at Santiago.
"I am Cuba" was made in 1964 as a propaganda film funded by the Soviet government.
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Cuba advierte sobre inseguridad de Compras a EEUU
Niega permiso EU a investigadores para asistir a convención en Cuba
Niega permisos EE.UU a investigadores para asistir a convención en Cuba
www.cubavsbloqueo.cu   (496 words)

 granma.cu - Granma International English Edition
THE recovery work underway in Cuba is like a bigger, stronger hurricane that, instead of wreaking destruction like Dennis, aims to rebuild and returning the nation to normality as quickly as possible.
Ecuador will not renew air base agreement with U.S. QUITO, July 14—The agreement allowing the United States to use an Ecuadorian air base under the pretext of combating drug trafficking had many obscure points, and will not be renewed, according to comments by Foreign Minister Antonio Parra to the media, AP reports.
SAN JUAN, Antigua (EFE)—An advanced center for the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems is to be established in the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda as part of a cooperation project with the Cuban government, according to official sources.
www.granma.cu /ingles/index.html   (518 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries.
Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/cu.html   (1513 words)

 Cuba Climbing Home
Cuba is unspoiled and un-commercialized, even undeveloped for half a century.
Comments and contributions of personal experiences in Cuba are welcomed.
Again, I salute your efforts and contribution to the presentation of what is so great about Cuba and Cubans.
www.cubaclimbing.com   (382 words)

 Metroactive Movies | 'I Am Cuba'
Scenes From a Revolution: "I Am Cuba" follows a diverse group of characters to tell of the tumult that brought Fidel Castro to power.
This is certainly the case in I Am Cuba, in which the mostly flat and stereotypical characters are silhouetted against brilliant compositions and camerawork.
But to those interested in the mechanics of filmmaking, in the art of direction and photography, I Am Cuba is a phenomenally well-made movie, loaded with beautiful and brave compositions and audacious tracking shots that beggar Welles' famed opening sequence in Touch of Evil.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/01.11.96/cuba-9602.html   (482 words)

 The DVD Journal: I Am Cuba
Its loose narrative of four thinly interwoven stories has the unmistakably narrow purpose of decrying the corrupt decadence of the U.S.-backed Batista era and glorifying the noble left-wing rebels who raged bravely against the government, eventually overthrowing the system and beginning Fidel Castro's 40-plus-year leadership of the island country.
Directed by Russian auteur Mikhail Kalatozov in a fever of cinematic gusto, I Am Cuba marries the physical lyricism of Leni Reifenstahl's 1938 Nazi tribute Olympia with the dazzling visual invention of Fellini and the audacity of Orson Welles.
Despite some inevitable wear from age, I Am Cuba is nonetheless gorgeous in this 1.33:1 transfer.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/i/iamcuba.shtml   (514 words)

 Review - "Cuba: I Am Time"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yet with the release of the boxed set "Cuba: I am Time" by Black Jackel Entertainment (true enough the cd's are housed in a small box of cigars), I find myself reaching more and more to the cigar box of 4 cd's rather than my tobacco supply.
Thirdly is "Bailar con Cuba" (Dance with Cuba), the core of the collection- holding many of the tunes that most people will recognize.
"Cuba I am Time," in its prose as well as its recordings, shows us that the secret to the greatness of Cuban song is the mixing and creolizing of many foreign, and at times contradictory, elements.
www.wwoz.org /html/review_cuba_ortega.html   (696 words)

Cuba is among the world's fastest growing travel destinations.
During your stay in Cuba, you will enjoy, at your convenience, local dishes or some of the world's finest cuisine.
Furthermore, during your stay in Cuba, you will be able to take advantage of the combined resources of our agency and reputable Cuban tour providers.
www.usacubatravel.com   (442 words)

 I Am Cuba
The hand held shot that traverses a hotel in decadent, pre-Castro Cuba is the stuff of legend- a long moving camera shot that floats through space as if suspended by magic.
Cuba es todo lo que está en Cuba, todas las personas, los estudiantes, las prostitutas, los extranjeros, el gobierno, los rebeldes, y la tierra, y los pueblos.
So close to America, so far away from Mother Russia, I AM CUBA attempts to capture the essence of the communistic brother-other of the island nation.
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 Cuba on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cowboys at a rodeo in the mountains in southeast Cuba.
Now living in Tarara, Cuba, Lena Melanchenko has seen improvement in her son Maxim, 7, since he has been treated in Cuba for effects he suffered from the Chernobyl disaster.
Juilo Fuentes, left, is a descendant of Cuba's Taino Indians.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cuba.asp   (595 words)

 Cuba News - by CubaNet News Inc.
Desperate Cubans plot riskier routes to U.S. They set off from near this fishing village in southeastern Cuba in the dead of night, heading across miles of open water for Honduras and eventually, they hoped, a new life in the United States.
Cuba boasts that he is a testament to healthy living on the island.
Cuba: The Tarnished Pearl also includes the memoirs of the author's father that were kept in a journal beginning in 1917 and ending in 1976.
www.cubanet.org /cubanews.html   (3474 words)

 | Review | The History Teacher, 37.2 | The History Cooperative
With the exception of the first chapter, the rest of the encyclopedia takes into consideration renowned figures who have made their mark on and/or off the Caribbean nation, coupled with events that have shaped the nation's history as well as its domestic and foreign policy.
However, the Encyclopedia of Cuba avoids extolling a single maxim of the Caribbean nation, and thus provides readers with a tool to unveiling Cuban history and its culture via the comparative accounts of Cubans living on the island and residing elsewhere.
Finally, the Encyclopedia of Cuba is work that provides students and instructors, as well as secondary-level and college libraries with a concise and brilliant analysis of Cuba's history, culture, and people.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ht/37.2/br_9.html   (700 words)

 Cuba-Pictures.com - Cuba travel photos
Home Cuba Map Shop Links About Us Cuba is a photographer's dream come true.
Our gallery of Cuba travel photos introduces the city of Havana and 14 provinces shown on the map of Cuba.
From Guantanamo Bay and Santiago de Cuba in the east to Havana and Varadero in the west, these travel pictures are intended to give you a taste of travel to Cuba, pearl of the Antilles.
www.cuba-pictures.com   (358 words)

 Images - I Am Cuba
The Eisenstein connection is no accident: the Russian team that created I Am Cuba were attempting the same kind of aestheticizing of history as Eisenstein, and they worked with some of his collaborators.
The first is a look at Batista’s Cuba, with settings in nightclubs and palatial hotels overrun by American businessmen and the submissive workers, singers, and prostitutes they exploit.
Later sequences detail with equal power the rise of the worker and student movements, and the physical conflicts — particularly the disastrous invasion of the Moncada army barracks — that culminated in the overthrow of Batista and the destruction of U.S. "interests" in the island.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue09/reviews/iamcuba/text.htm   (897 words)

 Publicación del Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Cuba
Lider obrero y co-fundador del PDC de Cuba en 1990 en nuestro primer Congreso del exilio.
Cuba cuenta con una nueva oposición, diversa y flexible, en la isla y en el exilio.
El Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Cuba se une a las expresiones de dolor procedentes de todos los rincones del mundo ante la partida del Santo Padre Juan Pablo II...
www.pdc-cuba.org   (1406 words)

 AfroCubaWeb: the African cultures in Cuba - Yoruba - Congo - Dahomey - Abakwa - Bricamo - Haiti - West Indies
Numerous dancers and percussionists from Cuba are teaching in the US and Europe, listed under Workshops.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Cuba by Eugène Godfried, 6/04
Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, 6/04: Ned Sublette's powerful new book on the history of Cuban music to 1952, now published.
www.afrocubaweb.com   (1512 words)

 Cuba and Cuban Americans on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These photographs, along with hundreds of images of Cuba from other sources, were donated to the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at UM by Manuel R. Bustamante over the last four years, along with documents and memorabilia related to Catholicism in Cuba.
Reinaldo Arenas, novelist, storywriter, poet, and essayist, was born in Holgun, Province of Oriente, Cuba, on July 16, 1943.
This Amnesty International report updates the information contained in Cuba: Government Crackdown on Dissent, AMR 25/14/96, April 1996, which detailed actions taken by the Cuban Government to prevent members of Concilio Cubano, a forum of some 140 unofficial groups from freely exercising their rights to freedom of association, assembly and expression.
www.library.miami.edu /netguides/cubanet.html   (3943 words)

 Cubaweb.com.Online services for Cuba.
Each of your recipients in Cuba can will receive a Transcard debit card from which they can withdraw the money you send, and they will never be charged any fees.
Cuba's best shopping center offering products from food to hardware, flowers to furniture, and baby items to auto parts!
Legal2Cuba.com is associated in Cuba with the entities specializing in the services of document legalization and legal proceedings such as immigration and other issues for Cuban citizens living outside the country on a permanent or temporary basis.
www.cubaweb.com   (460 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | I Am Cuba
This unforgettable reconstruction of the life of the island, from the jazzy rhythms of the decadent Batista era to the heroics of the Revolution and its aftermath, recalls the work of Leni Riefenstahl and Eisenstein in its transformation of agitprop into art.
The Eisenstein connection is no accident — the Russian team that created I Am Cuba were attempting the same kind of aesthetic treatment of history as Eisenstein, and they worked with some of his collaborators.
The first draft of I Am Cuba was a scene-by-scene re-creation of the Cuban revolution.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /23/iamcuba.html   (824 words)

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