Spanish Teacher’s Cuba Trip Changes Students’ Perspectives
Since the ability to travel to Cuba opened up last year, it has become a popular destination, particularly for educational travel. Spanish teacher Chad Taylor recently took 13 high school students to Cuba where they were immersed in a culture and tradition very different from their own. While the students were a bit taken back by the stark contrast between the United States and Cuba upon arrival, they soon came to appreciate the Cuban culture, and learned valuable lessons they will carry throughout their lives.
At the forefront of the sciences in Cuba
FROM the 1980s onward, Havana residents witnessed the building of various scientific facilities to the west of the city, including the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), founded on July 1, 1986, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, modern productive capacities, and specialized personnel.
Biotechnology is one of the novel fields of the day, combining methods and techniques in the study of the biological relationships of living things, especially unicellular organisms, based on the fusion of microbiology, chemical engineering and biochemistry, and providing insight into microbial mechanics.
Maersk Starts Direct Service to Cuba
Maersk Line marked the introduction of its first direct service from Northern Europe to Cuba on Friday April 22 when a 2,556 TEU container vessel arrived in the Port of Mariel, located 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the country’s capital, Havana.
The Cuba call is part of Maersk Line’s CRX – Southbound service from Northern Europe to Manzanillo, Panama, providing customers the fastest transit times in the market from North European ports in Germany (Bremerhaven), United Kingdom (Tilbury), Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Ireland (Cork). A weekly feeder service further connects to Santiago in the Southeastern area of Cuba.
Auduani Henry from Marseille, France, noted that he was looking forward to participating in the parade on May 1st, and witnessing support for the Revolution. He explained that in his own country, May Day sees protests to demand better conditions for workers. He spoke of his interest in the history of Cuba, and the example the island offers in visualizing the path to a better world. He said he hoped to talk to young people and exchange views about current affairs. Photo: Nuria Barbosa León Foto: Granma Continue reading
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