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Cuba, geographical points
2017.10.09 - 16:38:05

In the past, students in Cuba were informed that the geographic extremes were from the Cabo de San Antonio to Punta de Maisí. At the moment it is explained that the ends of the area of the whole Cuban archipelago are the following: to the north Cayo Cruz del Padre; to the east the Punta de Quemados; to the south the Punta del Inglés and to the west the Cabo of Antonio. ... more >>
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A Cuban in the Eiffel Tower
2017.09.27 - 16:25:27

In beautiful Paris, a Cuban made history: Guillermo Pérez Dressler, who was born in Guanabacoa in 1860. He was poor but had a great talent for drawing, and he obtained a scholarship to study at the University of the French capital, graduating with honors at age 21. ... more >>
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Known phrases
2017.09.15 - 14:53:51

Our Spanish ancestors bequeathed to us many phrases. Thus, the Spanish-speaking people use colloquial expressions that have accompanied us throughout the centuries. This is the case of: before the Flood and watch out! ... more >>
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Rest on one’s laurels
2017.09.05 - 16:40:28

To crown oneself with laurels meant the glory and success achieved by their own merits. But if after achieving success, the person stops working or striving, it is said that "he has rested on his laurels." ... more >>
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Why Brazil?
2017.08.26 - 12:25:46

The fans of the South American giant, due to its history, music, and entertaining soap operas, will probably have wondered about the origin of that curious name of Brazil that has the aroma and flavor of carnival. ... more >>
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Where there is smoke, there is fire
2017.08.03 - 17:07:43

Once again we return to the phrases we use in everyday speech, basically, the voices of our ancestors, who always have a sentence at hand for each event that occurs. ... more >>
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He who goes to the fair, loses his chair
2017.07.26 - 10:25:24

This phrase has its origin in times of Enrique IV when it was granted the archbishopric of Santiago de Compostela to a nephew of the archbishop of Seville, Don Alonso de Fonseca. ... more >>
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Currencies in Cuba
2017.07.10 - 16:07:01

It is known that the first coin-shaped pieces that were minted in Cuba date back to 1741, as a result of the blockade of Santiago de Cuba by US troops during the "War of Jenkins’ Ear", the need for such pieces in the absence of circulating money emerged. ... more >>
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The great Martin Dihigo
2017.07.04 - 12:49:55

He was a baseball player who excelled at nine positions. On two occasions, in Cuba and Mexico, he reached the double leadership of pitch and batting, and in one of them was at the same time manager of the team. ... more >>
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Worth its weight in gold
2017.06.28 - 11:54:30

With this expression we ponder the life of an individual and it refers to the weight in gold or silver of the alluded… ... more >>
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The Malvinas (Falkland Islands)
2017.06.20 - 16:49:37

The Malvinas (Falkland Islands) are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean consisting of two coral atolls, some of which are so small that they can only accommodate a dozen palm trees. ... more >>
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A Very Short History of Information Technology (IT)
2017.06.08 - 11:54:38

The origin of the calculating machines result from the Chinese abacus, which was a tablet divided into columns in which the first, counting from the right, corresponded to the units, the next to the tens, and so on. Through their movements you could perform addition and subtraction operations. ... more >>
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