1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.
By María Esther Mora Abad/Granma
Vilma Espín Guillois, born in Santiago de Cuba 86 years ago, on April 7, 1930, was characterized by her human qualities, including strong family principles, a sense of justice and condemnation of lies, banality and superficiality. Despite her comfortable background, she rejected the social situation she witnessed in Cuba, wondering, “Why are there beggars on the street?” and questioning as to how to solve the problem.
By Gabriel Molina Franchossi/Granma
Cuba and the United States have for two centuries sustained a confrontation marked by the imperial appetites of successive administrations in the powerful northern country. Nonetheless, there are plenty of examples of relations between the two peoples, including within their respective emancipation struggles.
By Nuria Barbosa León/Granma
The Biocubafarma Enterprise Group makes a decisive contribution to the health of the Cuban people, developing patented strategies, technologies, products and equipment for timely detection, diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses.
By Yasiel Cancio Vilar/Prensa Latina
Havana, Mar 22.- The Tampa Bay Rays will put the Cuban baseball machinery to the test in a friendly match that, evidently, will reach historic heights due to the presence of U.S. President, Barack Obama.
Por Rolando Sarmiento Ricart/ Colaboradora de Radio Cadena Agramonte.
La Historia de Cuba es tan rica y dinámica que concatena constantemente acontecimientos que parecen prefabricados: Barack Obama, llegó en la tarde de este domingo a la capital cubana para “violar” el bloqueo que el mismo sostiene, en el año del noventa cumpleaños del líder de la Revolución, Fidel Castro Ruz, cuyo pueblo ha resistido el asedio más largo y genocida que conozca la humanidad.
The official visit of Cuba by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill from February 11th to the 14th is an example of the good ties between that institution and the island’s government and people.
A scientific high-point, is the discovery in 1881 by Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Barres (1833-1915) of the metaxenic contagion theory of disease, a finding that was decades ahead of the scientific thinking of the time.
By Sergio Alejandro Gómez/Granma
The Apollo spacecraft landing on the moon, the lifting of the prohibition of alcohol in Mississippi and the end of racial segregation, are the stuff of history books in the United States. However, these three events all postdate the implementation of the economic, political and financial blockade against Cuba.
We, the people from Camagüey are leaving behind a year of much willingness and impetus, in the intention to continue moving forward in the construction of a society more just and inclusive for every Cuban, knowing that Camagüey and its people assume a high responsibility in these determinations.