Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mayari, natural treasure of Holguin

The municipality of Mayarí is located in the mountainous region of Holguin. This place was blessed by nature with mountains of pine, el Salto del Guayabo, the natural bridge Bitirí, forest reserves and the paradisiacal Cayo Saetia, among others of great attraction for Cubans and foreign visitors.

Here we find all supporting key areas of the economy and natural resources indigenous to Cuba. Nickel, sugar cane, forestry, fisheries, tourism, power generation, coffee, an increased food production, among others, all combined in total harmony.

As this region has the largest water reservoir in Cuba, a project so-called the "century engineering work" is under construction here: the East-West water transfer that will benefit several eastern Cuban territories.

It also has the Pico Cristal National Park, distinguished by its flora and fauna, which was declared as a protected area in 1930.

The park treasures historical values as it served as a refuge for slaves and sheltered guerrilla troops during the revolutionary process carried out in Cuba.

This region has two rainy periods and a plant coverage consisting in Pinus cubensis of high endemism, with 325 species identified and about 50 unique to the region.

In its fauna, comprising 491 species, highlights the almiquí, which is under a protection program in Cuba.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Unpublished interview with Fidel Castro to be screened in Cuba

An interview with Fidel Castro on the eve of his entry into Havana after the triumph of the Revolution, which remained forgotten for more than 50 years, was found by Cuban filmmaker Rebeca Chávez.

This unpublihed material will be screened during the 33 International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in the noncompetitive section "Hecho en Cuba", to be held in Havana from December 1 to 11, 2011.

Rebeca entitled the documentary "El día más largo" (The longest day), after she found the material in the film archives of the Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT).

The 20 minutes long documentary "El día más largo," was produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) and contains the original dialogue, recorded on January 4, 1959 in the airport of Camaguey, between Fidel and a journalist from the former CMQ Radio and Television Channel in that city.

At that time, the Commander in Chief of the Rebel Army was heading to Havana to lead the Caravan of Victoria and decided to stay there for a while to rest.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Holguin: Natural Charmings

El Mirador de Mayabe is one of the tourist attractions that further distinguishes the province of Holguin. Just 5 minutes from this city, El Mirador is on the top of a hill which overlooks a vast valley of the same name that surrounds the city.

This site is surrounded by autochthonous flora and fauna and it's a favorite place for Cuban couples celebrating their honeymoon. The facility is distinguished by its swimming pool and restaurant, unique for its panoramic views of the green valley.

The villa Mirador Mayabe is the only place in the world where a donkey drinks beer, visitors learn more about the richest traditions of the Cuban countryside and taste Creole food.