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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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).
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.
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".
Melquides Rafael "Mel" Martinez is a native of Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba.
Except for some industries in the biggest towns which also serve the sugar sector, such as the mechanical and chemical industries at Santa Clara and Sagua la Grande --or the new oil refinery in Cienfuegos, --there were no other employers capable of quickly absorbing tens of thousands of laborers left after the sugar industry's downsizing in 2002.
From counting chads to Terri Schiavo to the confirmation of America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Martinez --who was born in Sagua la Grande, in the province of Villa Clara --has played a role in many recent political controversies.
Kennedy planned a full-scale conventional raid to seize the IRBM and MRBM sites at San Cristobal, Guanajay, Sagua la Grande and Remedios.
6 billion gallons of freshwater per year, or the equivalent of spewing out a 396 milhon-cubic-meter water reservoir the size of Alacranes dam, the second largest in Cuba--built in 1972 to serve agriculture near Sagua la Grande in central Cuba.
From counting chads to Terri Schiavo to the confirmation of America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Martinez--who was born in Sagua la Grande, in the province of Villa Clara--has played a role in many recent political controversies.
Other important cities and towns, according to the 2002 census, are Sagua la Grande (41,756 people); Placetas (40,982); Caiba-rien (32,679); Manicaragua (22,851); Camajuani (22,796); Remedios (22,000); Santo Domingo (17,000); Ranchuelo (16,000); Vueltas (13,000); Esperanza (12,000); Quemado de Guines (11,000) and Encrucijada (10,000).