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¿Sabías que? Did You Know Poetess Gertrudis de Avellaneda?

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, better known as “La Pelegrina (pilgrim),” was a prominent Cuban poetess of Spanish origin. Her poems dominated the romance genre of the 19th century. She was born March 23, 1814 , Puerto Príncipe, Cuba and died Feb. 1, 1873 , in Madrid, Spain. depositphotos.com Gomez de Avellaneda voiced her discontent over slavery in Cuba in her book “Sab“. She […]

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Historical Latin Americans: Poet Jose Angel Buesa

By Victoria Cepeda While dusting my book shelf, I bumped into a little book of poetry that I have had since I was teenager. It was “Oasis” (Havana, 1943) by one of my all time favorite poets  Jose Angel Buesa.   Born in Las Cruces, Cuba in 1910 and died in exile in the Dominican Republic in […]

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Six Time Olympic Medalist, Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte was born in New York and is of German, English and Cuban descent. His mother was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Lochte is a professional swimmer with 57 medals in major international competition such as FINA World Aquatic Championships, The Pan Am Games, Olympics and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. With 37 […]

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