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De Rodriguez Cuba's "Agave Habana"

De Rodriguez Cuba's

De Rodriguez Cuba's "Agave Habana"

Miami Beach is home to De Rodriguez Cuba, the restaurant that created the Agave Habana cocktail. Served in a high ball glass, and topped with a splash of ginger beer, it is both pleasing to the eye and to the taste buds!

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces light rum
  • 1/2 Ounce agave nectar
  • 3/4 Ounces lime juice
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh pineapple
  • splash of ginger beer

Directions

Fill highball glass up with ice. Add light rum, agave nectar, and fresh pineapple. Pour in martini shaker and shake hard twice. Pour back in highball glass and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with Orange and lime.

Nutritional Facts

Servings1

Calories Per Serving194

Folate equivalent (total)5µg1%


Arsenio Rodríguez

Arsenio Rodríguez (born Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull 31 August 1911 – 30 December 1970) [2] [3] was a Cuban musician, composer and bandleader. He played the tres, as well as the tumbadora, and he specialized in son, rumba and other Afro-Cuban music styles. In the 1940s and 1950s Rodríguez established the conjunto format and contributed to the development the son montuno, the basic template of modern-day salsa. He claimed to be the true creator of the mambo and was an important as well as a prolific composer who wrote nearly two hundred songs.

Despite being blind since the age of seven, Rodríguez quickly managed to become one of Cuba's foremost treseros. Nonetheless his first hit, "Bruca maniguá" by Orquesta Casino de la Playa, came as a songwriter in 1937. For the following two years, Rodríguez worked as composer and guest guitarist for the Casino de la Playa, before forming his conjunto in 1940, one of the first of its kind. After recording over a hundred songs for RCA Victor over the course of twelve years, Rodríguez moved to New York in 1952, where he remained active, releasing several albums. In 1970, Rodríguez moved to Los Angeles, where he died of pneumonia shortly before the end of the year.


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Four Seasons in Havana trailer

Conde can also be found on Netflix, in the adaptation Four Seasons in Havana. He is played by Cuba’s most famous resident actor, Jorge “Pichi” Perugorría (non-residents include Andy García and Ana de Armas).

Yarini, a bar Pichi’s son has just opened, is now the city’s hippest spot. It’s a louche rooftop joint, named for a pimp who at the turn of the 20th century, with Cuba newly independent of Spain, came to represent cubanidad, the national identity. Chew on that alongside Yarini’s excellent fried snapper.

Wandering west, I cross Parque Central, where I’m almost run down by one of the iconoclichéd cars, a ’57 Chevy. These jalopies were the stars of an extended chase scene kicking off Fast and Furious 8, a blockbuster Cubans remember as a moment of hope, when in 2016 Hollywood arrived along with the Rolling Stones and Barack Obama, when it looked as if relations with the US might change.

In the barrio of Centro, the city becomes yet more gritty. I pass La Guarida, a grand mansion used as the set for Cuba’s most acclaimed film, Strawberry and Chocolate, and now the setting for Cuba’s most famed restaurant.

The stories these streets produce attract documentary makers, most recently Hubert Sauper and his wonderful Epicentro. Yet so much material remains hidden. “Most of the archives here have yet to be put online,” says Emilio Suárez González, a young archivist who teaches at Havana university. For the moment, the best online material can be found here.


Vilma Rodríguez Castro

Vilma Rodríguez Castro es hija del general Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, jefe de GAESA -el conglomerado militar que controla la mayor parte de la economía cubana- y de Deborah Castro -hija del dictador Raúl Castro.

En 2012 su pareja, el artista plástico cubano Arles del Río, recibió un almacén en prestigiosa zona del barrio el Vedado en La Habana, para abrir su propia galería-estudio. Del Río ha expuesto sus obras en galerías de New York y Madrid. En diciembre pasado sus obras formaron parte de una exposición colectiva incluida en el catálogo de la feria Art Basel en Miami.

Su hermano, Raúl Guillermo Rodríguez Castro, es el principal guardaespaldas y mano derecha del primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba aunque es conocido por sus frecuentes apariciones con la farándula cubana:

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Contents

As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Other culinary influences include Africa, from the Africans who were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists who came to Cuba from Haiti. ΐ] Another factor is that Cuba is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences Cuban cuisine. Another contributing factor to Cuban cuisine is that Cuba is in a tropical climate, which produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in Cuban dishes and meals. Α]

A typical meal consists of rice and beans, cooked together or apart. When cooked together the recipe is called "congri" or "Moros" or "Moros y Cristianos" (black beans and rice). If cooked separately it is called "arroz con frijoles" (rice with beans) or "arroz y frijoles" (rice and beans). Β]


List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba Effective January 8, 2021

Below is the U.S. Department of State’s list of entities and subentities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel with which direct financial transactions would disproportionately benefit such services or personnel at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba. For information regarding the prohibition on direct financial transactions with these entities, please see 31 CFR 515.209. All entities and subentities were listed effective November 9, 2017, unless otherwise indicated.

*** Entities or subentities owned or controlled by another entity or subentity on this list are not treated as restricted unless also specified by name on the list. ***

MINFAR — Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias

MININT — Ministerio del Interior

CIMEX — Corporación CIMEX S.A.

Compañía Turística Habaguanex S.A.

GAESA — Grupo de Administración Empresarial S.A.

Gaviota — Grupo de Turismo Gaviota

UIM — Unión de Industria Militar

Hotels in Havana and Old Havana

Gran Hotel Bristol Kempinski EffectiveNovember 15, 2019

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski

Hotel Armadores de Santander

Hotel Beltrán de Santa Cruz

Hotel Conde de Villanueva

Hotel el Mesón de la Flota

Hotel Marqués de Prado Ameno

Hotel Marqués de Cardenas de Montehermoso Effective June 12, 2020

Hotel Palacio Cueto Effective July 26, 2019

Hotel Palacio del Marqués de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

Hotel Regis Effective June 12, 2020

Hotel Santa Isabel Effective April 24, 2019

Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel Effective November 15, 2018

Memories Miramar Montehabana

SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado Effective November 15, 2018

Hotels in Santiago de Cuba

Blau Marina Varadero Resort

also Fiesta Americana Punta Varadero Effective November 15, 2018

also Fiesta Club Adults Only Effective March 12, 2019

Grand Aston Varadero Resort EffectiveNovember 15, 2019

Hotel El Caney Varadero Effective April 24, 2019

Hotel Las Nubes Effective November 15, 2018

Hotel Oasis Effective November 15, 2018

Iberostar Bella Vista Effective November 15, 2018

Meliá Marina Varadero Apartamentos Effective April 24, 2019

Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Hotels in Pinar del Rio

Hotel Villa Cabo de San Antonio

Hotel Villa Maria La Gorda y Centro Internacional de Buceo

Hotels in Cayos de Villa Clara

Angsana Cayo Santa María EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort and Spa Effective November 19, 2019

Golden Tulip Aguas Claras Effective November 15, 2018

Hotel Playa Cayo Santa María

Las Salinas Plana & Spa EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

La Salina Noreste EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

La Salina Suroeste EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Paradisus Los Cayos Effective November 15, 2018

Royalton Cayo Santa María

Sercotel Experience Cayo Santa María EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Starfish Cayo Santa María Effective November 15, 2018

Valentín Perla Blanca EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

also Labranda Cayo Santa María Hotel EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Blau Costa Verde Beach & Resort

also Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Paradisus Río de Oro Resort & Spa

Playa Pesquero Premium Service

Hotels in Jardines del Rey

Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski Effective July 26, 2019

Grand Muthu Cayo Guillermo Effective November 15, 2018

Gran Muthu Imperial Hotel EffectiveNovember 15, 2019

Gran Muthu Rainbow Hotel EffectiveNovember 15, 2019

also Hotel Playa Paraiso EffectiveJune 12, 2020

Hotels in Topes de Collantes

Kurhotel Escambray Effective November 15, 2018

Marina Gaviota Cabo de San Antonio (Pinar del Rio)

Marina Gaviota Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey)

Marina Gaviota Las Brujas (Cayos de Villa Clara)

Marina Gaviota Puerto Vita (Holguín)

Marina Gaviota Varadero (Varadero)

Joyería Coral Negro – Additional locations throughout Cuba

Tienda Muñecos de Leyenda

Tienda Museo El Reloj Cuervo y Sobrinos

Entities Directly Serving the Defense and Security Sectors

ACERPROT — Agencia de Certificación y Consultoría de Seguridad y Protección

alias Empresa de Certificación de Sistemas de Seguridad y Protección EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

AGROMIN — Grupo Empresarial Agropecuario del Ministerio del Interior

APCI — Agencia de Protección Contra Incendios

CAHOMA — Empresa Militar Industrial Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara

Casa Editorial Verde Olivo EffectiveJuly 26, 2019

CASEG — Empresa Militar Industrial Transporte Occidente

CID NAV — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Naval

CIDAI — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Armamento de Infantería

CIDAO — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Armamento de Artillería e Instrumentos Ópticos y Ópticos Electrónicos

CORCEL — Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Barcenas Pier

CUBAGRO — Empresa Comercializadora y Exportadora de Productos Agropecuarios y Agroindustriales

DATYS — Empresa Para El Desarrollo De Aplicaciones, Tecnologías Y Sistemas

DCM TRANS — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Transporte

DEGOR — Empresa Militar Industrial Desembarco Del Granma

DSE — Departamento de Seguridad del Estado

Editorial Capitán San Luis EffectiveJuly 26, 2019

EMIAT — Empresa Importadora Exportadora de Abastecimientos Técnicos

Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Astimar

Empresa Militar Industrial Astilleros Centro

Empresa Militar Industrial Yuri Gagarin

ETASE — Empresa de Transporte y Aseguramiento

GELCOM — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Grito de Baire

MECATRONICS — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Electrónica y Mecánica

NAZCA — Empresa Militar Industrial Granma

OIBS — Organización Integración para el Bienestar Social

PLAMEC — Empresa Militar Industrial Ignacio Agramonte

PNR — Policía Nacional Revolucionaria

PROVARI — Empresa de Producciones Varias

SEPSA — Servicios Especializados de Protección

SERTOD — Servicios de Telecomunicaciones a los Órganos de la Defensa EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

SIMPRO — Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Simuladores

TECAL — Empresa de Tecnologías Alternativas

TECNOPRO — Empresa Militar Industrial “G.B. Francisco Cruz Bourzac”

TECNOTEX — Empresa Cubana Exportadora e Importadora de Servicios, Artículos y Productos Técnicos Especializados

TGF — Tropas de Guardafronteras

UAM — Unión Agropecuaria Militar

ULAEX — Unión Latinoamericana de Explosivos

XETID — Empresa de Tecnologías de la Información Para La Defensa

YABO — Empresa Militar Industrial Coronel Francisco Aguiar Rodríguez

Additional Subentities of CIMEX

ADESA/ASAT — Agencia Servicios Aduanales (Customs Services)

American International Services (Remittances) EffectiveSeptember 29, 2020

alias AIS Remesas EffectiveSeptember 29, 2020

Cachito (Beverage Manufacturer)

ECUSE — Empresa Cubana de Servicios

FINCIMEX Effective June 19, 2020

Inmobiliaria CIMEX (Real Estate)

Jupiña (Beverage Manufacturer)

Najita (Beverage Manufacturer)

Publicitaria Imagen (Advertising)

Residencial Tarara S.A. (Real Estate / Property Rental) Effective November 15, 2018

Ron Varadero (Rum Production)

Telecable (Satellite Television)

Tropicola (Beverage Manufacturer)

Zona Especializada de Logística y Comercio (ZELCOM)

Additional Subentities of GAESA

Aerogaviota Effective April 24, 2019

Almacenes Universales (AUSA)

ANTEX — Corporación Antillana Exportadora

Banco Financiero Internacional S.A. (BFI) Effective January 8, 2021

Compañía Inmobiliaria Aurea S.A. EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Dirección Integrada Proyecto Mariel (DIP)

Empresa Inmobiliaria Almest (Real Estate)

RAFIN S.A. (Financial Services)

Sociedad Mercantin Inmobiliaria Caribe (Real Estate)

Terminal de Contenedores de la Habana (TCH)

Terminal de Contenedores de Mariel, S.A.

UCM — Unión de Construcciones Militares

Zona Especial de Desarrollo Mariel (ZEDM)

Zona Especial de Desarrollo y Actividades Logísticas (ZEDAL)

Additional Subentities of Gaviota

Centro de Buceo Varadero EffectiveJune 12, 2020

Centro Internacional de Buceo Gaviota Las Molas EffectiveJune 12, 2020

Delfinario Cayo Naranjo Effective June 12, 2020

Diving Center – Marina Gaviota Effective April 24, 2019

Gaviota Hoteles Cuba Effective March 12, 2019

Hoteles Habaguanex Effective March 12, 2019

Hoteles Playa Gaviota Effective March 12, 2019

Marinas Gaviota Cuba EffectiveMarch 12, 2019

Plaza La Estrella Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Dunas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Morlas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Salinas Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Las Terrazas del Atardecer EffectiveNovember 15, 2018

Plaza Los Flamencos Effective November 15, 2018

Plaza Pesquero Effective November 15, 2018

Producciones TRIMAGEN S.A. (Tiendas Trimagen)

Additional Subentities of Habaguanex

Sociedad Mercantil Cubana Inmobiliaria Fenix S.A. (Real Estate)

**Activities in parentheticals are intended to aid in identification, but are only representative. All activities of listed entities and subentities are subject to the applicable prohibitions.**


History Mural

This approx 300m2 mosaic mural on Mercaderes Street right across the Marqués de Arcos mansion is made up of 52 panels that depict 67 outstanding figures in the history and the arts in Cuba. The artist of the mural, Andrés Carrillo, used a novel material in Cuba that includes natural rock soaked in acrylic resin to make the small tiles. From four basic colors (brown, coral rose, black and beige), he obtained 13 shades. Many people participated in this work of art, including architect Jaime Rodríguez, sculptor Nicolás Ramos Guiardinú and students from the San Alejandro Art Academy.

Plaza de San Francisco LH 5+

Right across Havana harbor, Plaza de San Francisco is one of the first three built in the 16th century. It takes its name from the Franciscan convent built there. The plaza became the site of a market …

Plaza de la Catedral LH 5+

The last of the main squares to be created, this is one of Old Havana’s most beautiful spots. Originally, it was named Plaza de la Ciénaga (Swamp Square) because of its muddy terrain, but by the 18th …

Hotel Nacional de Cuba LH 5+

In response to the increasing influx of American tourists in the late 20s (mainly those who were escaping Prohibition, in force in the United States at the time), the construction of a luxury hotel wa …

/>Eclectic />$61 - $81 ROOMS: 426 O esquina a 21

Callejón de Hamel LH 5+

The narrow two-block long alley between Aramburu and Hospital streets in Centro Habana has over the years become a shrine to Afro-Cuban religions through the art created by Salvador González. The buil …

Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón LH 5+

History & architecture Declared National Monument in 1987, this is the most important cemetery in Cuba and its 57 hectares (10 acres) makes it the largest in America. According to Enrique Martínez …

Eclectic Admission: CUC 1 Open: 9am-5pm daily Zapata y 12

Catedral de La Habana LH 5+

The entry of the Jesuits in Cuba was formally requested in 1656, and in 1727, a plot was granted for their school and church. Bishop Brother Gerónimo Valdés explained to the King of Spain that Havana’ …

Baroque Admission: Free Open: 10:30am-3pm Mon-Sun Empedrado #156 e/ San Ignacio y Mercaderes, Habana Vieja

The Malecón LH 5+

The Malecón, first named Avenida del Golfo, is Cuba’s most famous sea-side avenue. The project was undertaken by Don Francisco de Albear, Cuba’s greatest engineer at the time. Albear came up with a co …

Museo de la Ciudad (Palacio de los Capitanes Generales) LH 5

History & architecture Considered the most important example of baroque architecture in the city, this grand building on the west side of the plaza was built in 1792, on the sight of the former pa …

Baroque Admission: CUC 3 Open: 9am-6pm daily Cuba e/ Obispo y O’Reilly, Habana Vieja

Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula LH 5

In 1664 the Presbyter of the Cathedral of Havana, don Nicolás Estévez Borges, ordered the construction of a chapel devoted to Saint Francis of Paola (founder of the Roman Catholic Order of the Minims) …

Baroque Admission: Free Avenida del Puerto, esq. a San Ignacio, Habana Vieja

Iglesia de Jesús de Miramar LH 5

Opened in 1953, this is Cuba’s second largest church, which is visible for several blocks due to its vast dome built in Roman-Byzantine style. The Jesús de Miramar church boasts 14 large mural paintin …

Other Open: 9am-noon, 4-6pm daily Mass: 9am Mon-Fri 9am, 5pm Sat-Sun To visit at other times, enter via the sacristy 5ta #8003 entre 80 y 82

Cuban Government Will Regulate Foreign Exchange in Bank Accounts of State Companies and Private Sector

The legal rule will go into effect on June 3. (Facebook)

14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2021 — The Cuban Government is limiting the use of accounts in freely convertible currency (MLC) of state companies and self-employed persons authorized to sell in dollars, following the approval this Wednesday of Resolution 157/2021 of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC).

The legal rule, which will come into effect on June 3, stipulates that all operations in both the state and private sectors must be carried out in Cuban pesos and foreign exchange may not be extracted from commercial exchanges.

According to Elías Amor, a Cuban economist living in Spain, this is “yet another blow to the control of foreign exchange… The regime has set its sights on the private sector, practically decimated by the crisis of the pandemic, and now it wants to ’intervene’ in the scarce resources it possesses, especially in foreign exchange,” Amor wrote on his blog Cubaeconomía. continue reading

The BCC also defined the sources of income of the bank accounts in foreign currency of the self-employed: the intermediary state companies, foreign investors established in the Mariel Special Development Zone and accounts in pesos “backed by CL” with which they have a commercial relationship, “in accordance with the current procedures” of the BCC “on the allocation and use of liquidity in foreign currency.”

Meanwhile, state entities authorized to carry out sales in dollars must register their inventories in Cuban pesos and pay, in the latter currency, salaries, electricity, water, transportation expenses, among other services.

“The dollar is drained directly into the state coffers once people buy the products or services they need, and the stores prepare all their accounts in Cuban pesos, despite the fact that the sale prices were in dollars,” reflects Amor.

The economist called the new change on the island, a “muddle of accounting and falsification of economic information… The country’s currency situation is critical. Under these conditions, maintaining the exchange of the Cuban peso with the dollar at 24-to-1 is a serious mistake. Another devaluation is becoming urgent,” he said.

Private businesses employ around 30% of the country’s active force and contribute 13% to the State coffers through taxes, according to official data collected in a report from the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) last March. .

The Madrid-based NGO stated that “the failure of the Cuban economic system is becoming increasingly evident.” If self-employment is important today, a generator of half a million jobs, “it would be much more important to create the conditions for its healthy development that would promote density in the business fabric and generate a multiplier effect from which it would benefit, above all, the village”.

This Thursday and without prior notice, the exchange houses (Cadeca) at Cuban airports stopped selling foreign currency due to lack of cash. The news was announced by the state entity in a message spread through its social networks a few hours before the measure went into effect.

Cadeca maintains that the low influx of tourists due to the pandemic has caused a “significant deficit” in foreign exchange and that to date it has been able to operate within the established limits, but the lack of liquidity has reached an unsustainable extreme.

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Contents

As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Other culinary influences include Africa, from the Africans who were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists who came to Cuba from Haiti. [2] Another factor is that Cuba is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences Cuban cuisine. Another contributing factor to Cuban cuisine is that Cuba is in a tropical climate, which produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in Cuban dishes and meals. [3]

A typical meal consists of rice and beans, cooked together or apart. When cooked together the recipe is called "congri" or "Moros" or "Moros y Cristianos" (black beans and rice). If cooked separately it is called "arroz con frijoles" (rice with beans) or "arroz y frijoles" (rice and beans). [4]

A Cuban sandwich (sometimes called a mixto, especially in Cuba [5] [6] ) is a popular lunch item that grew out of the once-open flow of cigar workers between Cuba and Florida (specifically Key West and the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa) in the late 19th century and has since spread to other Cuban American communities. [7] [8] [9]

The sandwich is built on a base of lightly buttered Cuban bread and contains sliced roast pork, thinly sliced Serrano ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, and yellow mustard. In Tampa, Genoa salami [10] is traditionally layered in with the other meats, probably due to influence of Italian immigrants who lived side-by-side with Cubans and Spaniards in Ybor City. [11] Tomatoes and lettuce are available additions in many restaurants, but these are considered by traditionalists as an unacceptable Americanization of the sandwich. [5] [12]

After assembly, the Cuban sandwich may be pressed in a grooveless panini-type grill called a plancha, which both heats and compresses the contents. [5]


Reinas de Belleza en Cuba, otra tradición cubana acabada por el castrismo (+Videos)

Desde una época tan lejana como 1909 los festejos del carnaval se enriquecían con la elección y desfile de la reina del carnaval y sus damas.

Seguidos por muchos e ignorado por otros los concursos de bellezas se dieron a conocer antes de la década del 50, uno de los mas conocidos es el concurso “Miss Universo” se celebró por primera vez en el año de 1952 en Long Beach Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

Cuba no estuvo ajena a estos eventos y en Junio de 1952 el señor Miguel Sordo y su hija Consuelo Ortaorganizaron el concurso “Miss Cuba” que se llevó a cabo en el antiguo teatro Blanquita de Miramar, ese año fue electa como “Miss Cuba” la señorita Gladys López de la Provincia Habana.

En el año 1954 se volvió a celebrar el concurso siendo electa Isis Margarita Finlay y García, en 1955 fue electa Gilda Marín y en el 1956 Marcia Rodríguez.

En el año 1957 fue seleccionada “Miss Cuba” María Rosa Gamio Fernández y en 1958 resultó electa Arminia Pérez González. En 1959 Irma Buesa y en el 1960 Cuba tuvo su última representante en “Miss Universo” con Flora Lauten hoy Directora del grupo de Teatro “Buen Día”.

Con la llegada de la dictadura castrista a Cuba, cambia el rumbo de este evento, y aunque ya habían desaparecido los concursos “Miss Cuba”, todavía se celebraba la elección de la “Estrella del Carnaval” y sus Luceros que presidían los festejos carnavalescos en el país.

Anteriormente a 1959 se denominaban “Reina del Carnaval” y sus “Damas”. La elección de la Estrella del Carnaval era todo un suceso en el país y movilizaba a la FMC, los CDR, organizaciones estudiantiles y todos los Sindicatos. La elección de la estrella del carnaval de La Habana por ejemplo, se transmitía en vivo por la TV Cubana desde la Ciudad Deportiva. Miles de muchachas entre 15 y 25 años eran convocadas para representar a los diferentes sindicatos, organizaciones de masas y estudiantiles, era un proceso que comenzaba meses antes de los festejos y provocaba un gran movimiento sindical y estudiantil en todo el país. Hay que agregar que este evento se realizaba en cada provincia del país donde se elegía la estrella y luceros para los carnavales de la misma.

Mabel Sánchez Domenech estrella del Carnaval de 1964

El primer carnaval Socialista se celebró en febrero de 1962, siendo electa estrella Berta Yero representando a la asociación de Jóvenes Rebeldes, en 1963 se eligió a Nerina Romero León de la Unión de Estudiantes Secundarios (UES). En 1964 Mabel Sánchez Domenech representando al Sindicato de Artes y Espectáculos. En 1965 es electa María de los Angeles Vega de la FEU, en 1966 Cristina Díaz López de la UES, en 1970 Elba Pérez Rodríguez del Sindicato de Ciencias y Educación trascendió como reina del carnaval. En 1971 Georgette Álvarez Morante de la FEU reinó ese año, y en 1972 Celia de la Caridad Hernández, de la FMC resultó electa como Estrella de Carnaval.

En video el discurso de la Miss Cuba María Rosa Gamio Fernández en el Miss Universo 1957

32 participantes fueron registradas ese año y fue llevado a cabo en Long Beach California


Watch the video: QUIEN HA VISTO POR AHI MI SOMBRERO DE YAREY por ORQUESTA ORIGINAL DE MANZANILLO - Salsa Premium (December 2021).