With different activities women from Matanzas pay tribute to Mariana Grajales, on the anniversary 203 of her birth. Born in Santiago de Cuba, on July 12th, 1815, she lived a time of inherent hostility towards her race. Her sons learned a lot from their heroic mother. She lived an honest life and knew to transmit… Continue Reading »
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Seven naval actions took place in Matanzas shores during the hispanic-cuban-american war at the end of the 19th century. The first belligerent combat in Cárdenas Bay between Spain and Nothern America fleets. It was on April 25th,1898. Two days later three American ships bombed San Severino castle. It was supposed that Spaniards were refortifying this… Continue Reading »
Routes coordinated by the Museo Palacio de Junco in Matanzas will become recreation options for the family during summer. And will also be tribute to the beginning of the independence wars in Cuba 150 years ago, said Olga Lidia González Monguía, who rules the institution. Juan Gualberto Gómez, Máximo Gómez and Pedro Betancourt are within… Continue Reading »
Legend has it that Manuel Garcia Ponce emptied the room of a wealthy landowner when he stopped looking at a huge painting hanging on the wall. While his men removed the valuables, he addressed the frightened victim and asked him the identity of the adorned lord who appeared painted on the canvas.
Who would have imagined that the child who was born on the afternoon of March 11, 1876, at the La Reforma farm in Jatibonico, would be a fighting companion of our Antonio Maceo? Add to this the fact that wearing a sling did not prevent him from knowing the death of the Bronze Titan, saying: “… to die next to the general.”
The uprising of November 30th in Santiago de Cuba marked the maturity of the 26 de Julio Movement in the Eastern zone. That feat headed by Frank País García, would support the landing of the Granma that had sailed 5 days before from Mexico.
The newspaper La Aurora de Matanzas was a newspaper that published economic, mercantile, political, social and literary information. Given its relevance, it is considered one of the most important newspapers of the 19th century in Cuba. It was first published in 1828. His writings were general and interesting and he played a significant role in Matanzas, since he showed part of the national culture. In its pages the most prestigious writers of the time collaborated, among which we can mention Cirilo Villaverde, Domingo del Monte, Miguel Teurbe Tolón, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda and the geographer Esteban Pichardo. In relation to the latter, his collaboration with articles for La Aurora is curious.
I imagine old Quintín Bandera at the beginning of the 20th century, with his difficult temperament and the pains of those Mambises forced to hand over their weapons. Black, poor, humble and unable to accept an only credible independence on paper.