This is Havana’s oldest fortress; the original, built on the site by Hernando de Soto to protect the port, was constructed in 1538. This is the New World’s second most ancient castle and now serves as the Museum of Arms, with many fine exhibits. It also houses the nerve centre of UNESCO’s building preservation force, currently restoring the glorious heritage of Old Havana.
Latinoamericano Stadium Havana This stadium will be the main stadium as well as the headquarters of the championship. It has a potential capacity of 55,000 seats. There is an electronic scoreboard and lighting that corresponds to international norms. The changing rooms and the dug-out are acceptable and do not need any renovation. The stadium has all the necessary facilities for the pre...
Bay of Pigs, Cuba. In 1961 America launched what was to become a failed attempt of an invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The CIA, president and his advisors full of confidence completely mismanaged the whole thing [oh how things have changed]. The whole exercise brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.
Maximo Gomez born 1836 - died 1905. As commander in chief of the Cuban revolutionary forces, Maximo Gomez y Baez led his armies through the defeat of the Ten Years' War (1868 -1878) as well as their triumph in the Cuban revolution against Spain 20 years later.
PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A budget airliner crashed on the Thai resort island of Phuket on Sunday, killing 88 people as it broke up and burst into flames while trying to land in driving rain, a senior official said.
Forty two people were injured, Phuket deputy governor Vorapot Rajsima told a news conference, and a hospital official said at least five of the survivors were ser...
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