Santiago de Cuba

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performing training

and Santiago de Cuba. She missed the decisive Battle of Santiago de Cuba after steaming to Guantánamo Bay the night before to resupply coal. After the war she served with the North Atlantic Squadron, performing training maneuvers and gunnery practice. During this period she suffered an explosion in an 8-inch gun turret, killing nine, and ran aground (ship grounding) twice, requiring several months of repair both times. She was decommissioned in 1906 for modernization. During the Spanish-American War, the Flying Squadron arrived at Cienfuegos, Cuba on 21 May and established the blockade of that port. On 26 May, the Squadron arrived at Santiago de Cuba, where the Spanish Fleet was being held behind the protection of the forts. ''Brooklyn'' was a key vessel in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on 3 July, in which the Spanish Fleet was destroyed. Although she was struck 20 times by whole shot, ''Brooklyn'' suffered only one man wounded (Fireman (Seaman#United States) J. Bevins) and one man killed (Chief (Chief Petty Officer) Yeoman George H. Ellis). ''New Orleans'' sailed on 27 March 1898 to fit out at New York, New York, for service in the Spanish-American War. She left Norfolk, Virginia, on 17 May and joined the Flying Squadron (Flying Squadron (US Navy)) off Santiago de Cuba on 30 May. The next afternoon, with ''Massachusetts'' (BB-2) (USS Massachusetts (BB-2)) and ''Iowa'' (BB-4) (USS Iowa (BB-4)), she reconnoitered the harbor, exchanging fire with Spanish (Spain) ships and shore batteries. After joining in the bombardment of the batteries at the entrance to the harbor 6 June and 16 June, ''New Orleans'' sailed to coal at Key West, and was thus absent during the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on 3 July. Spanish-American War, 1898–1899 ''Dixie'' stood out of Hampton Roads, 11 June 1898, and arrived at Santiago de Cuba on 19 June. Attached to Eastern Squadron, North Atlantic Fleet, she cruised in the West Indies during the Spanish-American War on blockade duty and convoying Army transports. During 27 and 28 July, she participated in the capture of Ponce, Puerto Rico, landing an armed force which received the surrender of the towns of Ponce and La Playa (La Playa (de Ponce)). She sailed from Guantánamo Bay (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba), Cuba, 24 August and arrived at Philadelphia 22 September, where she was placed out of commission 7 March 1899. Between 15 March and 15 July she was on loan to the War Department for use as a transport. Early life and first French period Lafargue was born in Santiago de Cuba. His father was the owner of coffee plantations (Plantation economy) in Cuba, and the family's wealth allowed Lafargue to study in Santiago and then in France. In 1851, the Lafargue family moved to Bordeaux — Lafargue finished ''lycée (Secondary education in France)'' in Toulouse, and studied medicine in Paris. - Cuba Santiago de Cuba National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity (Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre) 1977 100px (Image:Iglesia El Cobre Santiago de Cuba 2.jpg) - As youngsters, the Castro brothers were expelled from the first school they attended. Like Fidel, Raúl later attended the Jesuit School of Colegio Dolores in Santiago (Santiago de Cuba) and Colegio Belén (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) in Havana. Raúl, as an undergraduate, studied social sciences. Whereas Fidel excelled as a student, Raúl's performance was mostly mediocre. Wikipedia:Santiago de Cuba Commons:Category:Santiago de Cuba


television film

and by the southern section of the A1 motorway (Autopista A1 (Cuba)), largely unbuilt, that will link it with Havana as for the final project. Schools The main tertiary education institution is the University of Santiago de Cuba (''Universidad de Oriente - Santiago de Cuba'', UO). Natives and residents *Desi Arnaz - television film actor, producer and bandleader *Emilio Bacardí - industrialist and philanthropist *Orestes Destrade - professional baseball player * Emilio Estefan

- music producer and husband of singer Gloria Estefan *Ibrahim Ferrer - musician *Sindo Garay - musician *José María Heredia y Heredia - poet *Pancho Herrera- professional baseball player *Alberto Juantorena - Olympic gold medallist, 1976 Olympics (1976 Summer Olympics) *Faizon Love - television film actor, comedian *Konnan - professional wrestler *Olga Guillot - singer *La Lupe - salsa singer *Antonio Maceo Grajales - independence hero * Rita


acting debut

on the New York Giants for two years, Faizon Love pages publisher DallasBlack.com date October 7, 2009 url http: www.dallasblack.com entertainment interviewfaizonlove accessdate October 9, 2009 Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway at the age of nineteen. His motion picture debut ''Bebe's Kids'' had him providing the voice of comedian Robin Harris, who died before production began on the film; Love offered a close vocal impression of Harris. He then had a role in ''The Meteor Man (The Meteor Man (film))'' starring Robert Townsend (Robert Townsend (actor)). Townsend then cast Love in a co-starring role on his sitcom ''The Parent 'Hood''. During much of the 16th century it was one of the most important agricultural and commercial settlements of the island. Its inland situation gave it relative security against the pirates who then infested West Indian (Caribbean) seas, and the misfortunes of Santiago (Santiago de Cuba) were the fortunes of Bayamo. Down the Cauto River, then open to the sea for vessels of 200 tons, and through Manzanillo (Manzanillo, Cuba), Bayamo drove a thriving contraband trade that made it at the opening of the 17th century the leading town of Cuba. '''Eliades Ochoa''' (born 22 June 1946) is a Cuban guitarist and singer from Loma de la Avispa, Songo La Maya (Songo – La Maya, Cuba) in the east of the country near Santiago de Cuba. alternatively, in Mayarí. Leymarie, Isabelle 2002. Cuban fire: the story of salsa and Latin jazz. Continuum, London; orig. publ. Paris 1997. p257 death_place The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States origin Santiago de Cuba, Cuba instrument '''La Lupe''' (born '''Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond''') (Santiago de Cuba, 23 December 1939 ''Guadalupe "La Lupe" Yoli'' from Find A Grave – The Bronx, New York, 29 February 1992), Giro cites 28 February 1992 as the date of death. was a Cuban-American singer of several musical genres: boleros, guarachas and Latin soul in particular. Known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances, she is considered by many to be one of the leading singers in the salsa music genre. Career La Lupe was born in the barrio of San Pedrito in Santiago de Cuba. Her father was a worker at the local Bacardi distillery and a major influence on her early life. Her introduction to fame was in 1954, on a radio program which invited fans to sing imitations of their favorite stars. Lupe bunked off school to sing a bolero of Olga Guillot's, called ''Miénteme'' (Lie to me), and won the competition. The family moved to Havana in 1955, where she was enrolled at the University of Havana to become a teacher. Like Celia Cruz, she was certified as a schoolteacher before she became a professional singer. Giro, p45. The Restoration (English Restoration) government retained him in his command however, and in August 1662 he was sent to Jamaica commanding the ''Centurion'' in order to resume his activities, despite the fact the war with Spain had ended. This was part of a covert English policy to undermine the Spanish dominion of the area, by destroying as much as possible of the infrastructure. In 1662 Myngs decided that the best way to accomplish this was to employ the full potential of the buccaneers by promising them the opportunity for unbridled plunder and rapine. He had the complete support of the new governor, Lord Windsor (Thomas Hickman-Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth), who fired a large contingent of soldiers to fill Myngs's ranks with disgruntled men. That year he attacked Santiago de Cuba and took and sacked the town despite its strong defences. In 1663 buccaneers from all over the Caribbean joined him for the announced next expedition. Myngs directed the largest buccaneer fleet as yet assembled, fourteen ships strong and with 1400 pirates aboard, among them such notorious privateers as Henry Morgan and Abraham Blauvelt, and sacked San Francisco de Campeche in February. The atrocities led to an outrage and Charles II of England was forced to forbid further attacks in April, a policy to be carried out by the new governor, Thomas Modyford. Nevertheless a pattern had been set and large buccaneer attacks on Spanish settlements, secretly condoned by the English authorities would continue till the end of the century, gradually laying waste to the entire region. Destinations Aerogaviota operates scheduled services to the following domestic destinations (at October 2006): Baracoa, Cayo Largo del Sur, Havana, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Varadero. Wikipedia:Santiago de Cuba Commons:Category:Santiago de Cuba


weekly service

in from Havana several times daily for $110 each way. There is also a weekly Service from Montego Bay, and a twice weekly service from Kingston (Kingston (Jamaica)), Jamaica on Air Jamaica Shuttle The Cost of a return journey is approximately US$360 (June 2012) By train Overnight train service along the main line from Havana via Matanzas, Santa Clara (Santa Clara (Cuba)), and Camagüey runs 2 of every 3 days. The ''Tren Francés


popular science

coal—on 25 May and sent her into Key West under a prize crew. She cruised off Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo Bay (Guantánamo Bay, Cuba) into mid-June, then sailed to join the force blockading San Juan, Puerto Rico. thumb right 300px ''St Paul'' capsized at the pier in New York. Caption from Popular Science (Image:USS St Paul Capsized 1917.JPG) Magazine July 1918 edition Political abuse of psychiatry Although Cuba has been politically connected to the Soviet Union since


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, Cuba. Sur Caribe '''Sur Caribe''' is a band from Santiago de Cuba. Its director Ricardo Leyva who composes most of the songs, joined it in 1987. '''Israel Hernández Planas''' (born January 7, 1970 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban judoka. At the 1992 (1992 Summer Olympics) and 1996 Summer Olympics he won bronze medals in the men's Half Lightweight (60–66 kg) category. Member

News , ''USA Judo'', June 29, 2006 '''Estela Rodríguez Villanueva''' (born November 17, 1967 in Santiago de Cuba) is a retired Cuban judoka. She won silver medals at the 1992 (Judo at the 1992 Summer Olympics) and 1996 Summer Olympics (Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics), both in the Half Heavyweight (over 72 kg) category. Cox lived in Santiago de Cuba. The writer and journalist Richard Harding Davis wrote his novel ''Soldiers


eclectic+cultural

under Christopher Myngs in 1662. The city experienced an influx of French and British immigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many coming from Haiti after the Haitian slave revolt of 1791 (Haitian Revolution). This added to the city's eclectic cultural mix, already rich with Spanish and African culture. It was also the location where Spanish troops faced their main defeat at San Juan Hill (San Juan Hill (Cuba)) on July 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. After


architecture based

include the first home in the Americas, the first cathedral in Cuba, the first copper mine opened in the Americas and the first Cuban museum. World Heritage Site The local citadel of San Pedro de la Roca (Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca) is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles"


military architecture

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young working

with students and young working people informally, drawing around him what became an extremely effective urban revolutionary alliance. This developed into highly organized cells coordinating a large scale urban resistance that became instrumental in the success of the Cuban Revolution.

Santiago de Cuba

'''Santiago de Cuba''' is the second largest city of Cuba and capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island, some south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana.

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Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest. It is on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and is an important sea port. In 2004 the city of Santiago de Cuba had a population of about 509,143 people. Cuba demographics

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