Top 3 Reasons Why You Must Visit Cuba

Internationally, Cuba has a great reputation in terms of hottest travel destinations. The country has to offer scenic mountain ranges, the largest Caribbean Island, attractional Cuban music & salsa, great history, and fantastic weather. Here I’m going to put a few reasons for you to plan a trip to Cuba:

The Colorful Architecture

It is well-known that Cuba is full of influential architects. You can expect to visit a range of colorful architects in this country. It wouldn’t be wrong here to mention that many visitors instantlyadore the beauty of French neoclassical, Spanish Moorish, Art Deco, and Colonial baroque that this country holds.

Moreover, you can also have a great time in this country by looking at its UNESCO-listed old Havana along the streets of Trinidad. You can make the most out of this visit by clicking a few brightly-colored photos for your Instagram and Facebook. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Capitol Building and the Catedral de la Habana. You cannot afford to miss this city’s less obvious architectural gems because the place has its own kind of beauty and appeal.

Beautiful Beaches & Landscapes

If you are a US citizen who has never visited the beautiful places in North America, then you must put Cuba on top of your travel bucket list. If you are wondering, can americans travel to cuba? Then, the answer is a straight yes—all you need to apply for the eVisa to travel this country freely. You won’t regret your visit as Cuba has to offer great weather, beautiful beaches, and landscapes.

The country is like a plethora of natural sites. You can go hiking and camping to get the most out of the mountain regions. Moreover, you can expect to spend quality time with your loved ones near the Caribbean beaches. You can take beautiful pictures with fine sand and clear waters. You can absolutely have so much fun in Viñales (western part) and Guardalavaca Beach (eastern part).

A Living Museum

If you are someone who has a massive interest in Vintage care, then Cuba is the right place for you to visit. The country has a living museum of old cars. You cannot expect to find any other country in America with so many great old cars in use. These cars proudly own the streets of Cuba like the country is living in 1959 and 19660 again. The natives of this country have maintained American-style classic cars for the past six decades. You can expect to watch colorful cars ranging from Ford to Chevrolets.

You can surely ride different kinds of models and take photos with vintage cars to keep your posting game strong on Instagram. You can even talk to the drivers to learn about the techniques they have come up with all these years to maintain the conditions of old cars, especially when they have no access to original spare parts.

Cuba claims over one million 4G users

Cuba’s sole telecoms provider, the state-owned ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba) has claimed via social media that it now has over one million 4G users.

The distinction between users and subscribers is significant, as CommsUpdate notes that ETECSA began granting pre-paid customers access to its 4G network in October last year. The 1800MHz LTE network is available across the country’s 15 provinces.

As noted by research firm Budde, development in Cuba’s telecom sector has been somewhat throttled by the state monopoly. Within the Caribbean, Cuba has by far the lowest penetration rates for mobile, broadband and fixed-line.

The Cuban government has imposed strict rules over access to many telecommunications services, but improved relations with the US government have seen the authorities relinquish their grip on internet services, with Wi-Fi hotspots first appearing in 2015. While access charges were high, to the extent of fostering a black market for duplicate connections, rates were lowered in 2018.

ETECSA began offering 3G services in 2018, and while around two thirds of the country’s population is able to access them, rates are high and there is a widespread acknowledgement that the technology is outmoded.

Mexican president praises Trump at White House trade deal celebration

WASHINGTON — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday hailed President Trump at the White House as “respectful” and “kind” to our neighbors to the south as the two signed a joint declaration to celebrate the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal.

Lopez Obrador, a veteran of leftist politics who is often compared to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, effusively praised Trump in the Rose Garden.

“Thank you, President Trump, for being increasingly respectful to our Mexican fellow man,” he said through a translator. “To you, President Trump, I want to thank you for your understanding and the help you’ve given us in issues related to trade, commerce, oil, as well as your personal support for the acquisition of medical equipment that we needed urgently to treat our patients of COVID-19.”

Lopez Obrador said that he defied criticism and made the trip — a week after the UMSCA pact took effect — because he wanted to deliver a message about Trump to US residents.

“You have never sought to impose anything on us violating our sovereignty. Instead of the Monroe Doctrine, you have followed in our case the wise advice of illustrious and prudent George Washington, who said, ‘nations should not take advantage of the unfortunate condition of other people.’

“You have not tried to treat us as a colony. On the contrary, you have honored our condition as an independent nation and that’s why I’m here: to express to the people of the United States that their president has behaved with us with kindness and respect,” the Mexican leader added.

Lopez Obrador did not directly address Trump’s past condemnation of crime linked to Mexican illegal immigrants and his vow to make Mexico pay for his border wall.

Trump also gushed over Lopez Obrador, describing him as a fellow corruption-busting populist.

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“Each of us was elected on the pledge to fight corruption and return power to the people, and put the interests of our countries first. And I do that and you do that, Mr. President,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.

Trump compared his relationship with Lopez Obrador to the 19th century bond between Mexican President Benito Juarez and President Abraham Lincoln, who continued to back Juarez’s claim to the presidency after he was deposed in the early 1860s by the French-backed Emperor Maximillian I.

“The tradition of great respect between Mexican and American presidents goes back to the early days of both of our nations, And in particular, it includes President Abraham Lincoln and President Benito Juarez, who each held one another in very very high esteem,” Trump said.

Lopez Obrador visited the Lincoln Memorial and at a DC statute of Juarez before arriving at the West Wing. After meeting in the Oval Office, the leaders signed a joint declaration in the Rose Garden pledging continued good relations between the countries.

The Mexican president, in office since 2018, flew commercial to DC. But on Wednesday evening, Trump, Lopez Obrador and 20 Mexican and US businessmen will dine in the White House East Room to celebrate the enactment of the new US-Mexico-Canada trade pact. Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, is on the guest list, according to Mexico’s foreign ministry.

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Russia and China confirm strengthening of strategic partnership

Moscow, Jul 8 (Plenglish) Russia’s President Vladimir Putin discussed on Wednesday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping the strategic partnership, including the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and the defense of the sovereignty of the States.

During a telephone conversation, Xi congratulated Putin on the successful holding of the popular vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Kremlin press indicated.

Both sides stressed the great importance of approving the amendments to strengthen Russia’s State and the sustainable socio-economic development of this nation.

Putin and Xi expressed strong mutual support for the protection of sovereignty, prevention of interference in internal affairs from abroad, and guarantees of the supremacy of international law.

Russia’s president thanked his Chinese peer for sending a representative delegation and a unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to participate in the parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

In the talk, a positive assessment was made of the level reached by the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries; the clearest expression was the mutual aid that Russia and China provided during the most difficult period of the fight against the pandemic.

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