Sagua la Grande


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Sagua la Grande

(sä`gwä lä grän`dā), city (1984 pop. 50,000), Villa Clara prov., central Cuba, on the Sagua la Grande River. It is a road and rail hub and the commercial and processing center for the surrounding area, where sugarcane and cattle are raised. Sangua la Grande possesses some manufacturing, primarily in heavy industry. The city's origins date back to the 17th cent.
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The aim of this study was to determine what sites around Bahia Sagua La Grande offer the best conditions for farming the mangrove oyster.
Sagua La Grande 20-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 13l behind Clear Mind (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Other key cities and towns: Placetas and Sagua la Grande (nearly 41,000 people each); Caibarien (32,700); Manicaragua and Camajuani (23,000 each); Remedios (18,600); Santo Domingo (16,200); Ranchuelo (16,800); Vueltas and Esperanza (12,000 each); Quemado de Guines (10,400), and Encrucijada (10,300).
The family also spent idyllic summers in their home in the quaint fishing town of Playa Uvero in Cuba, fifteen miles from Sagua La Grande.
Un escrito de mediados de la decada de 1840 sobre Sagua la Grande, aparecido en las Memorias de la Sociedad Economica, destacaba el hecho de que las jutias eran tan abundantes "que muchas fincas pequenas sostienen sus negradas en parte con ellas".
However, most likely because of his ability to speak the Spanish language, he was assigned to Cuba to command the Sagua La Grande District and supervise the free elections.
Los resultados de esta labor han proporcionado un saldo meritorio, con la publicacion de una serie de ensayos historicos sobre las regiones de Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Remedios, Sancti Spiritus y Sagua la Grande, ademas de haberle permitido consolidar los presupuestos teoricos de un genero, la historia economica regional.
Todas estas cuestiones hablan, en los casos de las vallas etnografiadas en Sagua La Grande -provincia de Villa Clara-, de jerarquias asentadas en la estructura social cubana en funcion del poder adquisitivo y de apostar en divisas o moneda nacional; de cambios en las formas de relacionarse a traves de mediaciones mercantiles, rivalidades, pactos de fidelidad e identificaciones de parentesco o territoriales; y, ademas, de las reivindicaciones de la tradicion, de las practicas culturales propias, "de antes".
Increased military intelligence--by way of U-2 military aircraft photography--discovered two more missile sites on Cuba, in Guanajay and Sagua La Grande.
A benefit concert held at York Memorial Church, Toronto, has brought the dream of a Presbyterian congregation in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, $1,700 closer to reality.
Yudenia, 27, had been staying with her family in Sagua la Grande, 200 miles from Havana, when 55-year-old Glitter phoned to say he had been released from jail after serving just half of his four month sentence for amassing what was described in court as "a vast private library of child pornography".