Sierra Maestra


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mountains, Cuba: see Sierra MaestraSierra Maestra
, rugged mountain range, SE Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast. Consisting of connecting ranges with local names, the Sierra Maestra is the highest system of Cuba. It is rich in minerals, especially copper, manganese, chromium, and iron.
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Sierra Maestra

(syā`rä mäā`strä), rugged mountain range, SE Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast. Consisting of connecting ranges with local names, the Sierra Maestra is the highest system of Cuba. It is rich in minerals, especially copper, manganese, chromium, and iron. Pico Turquino (6,560 ft/1,999 m) is the highest point. In the 1950s Fidel Castro had his base of operations in the mountains.
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Raul Castro voted with little fanfare at dawn in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains in southeast Cuba, where he had led a group of guerillas during the revolution.
By focusing on rural communities dedicated primarily to coffee production in Escambray and Oriente (specifically, the areas near the Sierra Maestra and Sierra del Cristal), it also provides a welcome counterpoint to the dominant historiographical focus on the Cuban sugar industry.
Para medir el desempeno de la agenda mediatica sobre temas provinciales, se tomo una muestra estratificada guiada por proposito (Hernandez, Collado y Baptista, 2014) en los tres organos de prensa de este tipo: la emisora CMKC Radio Revolucion, el periodico semanario Sierra Maestra y el telecentro Tele Turquino.
La historia de la Revolucion Cubana que se gesto desde el asalto fallido al cuartel Moneada en 1953, se forjo con el teson, entrega y amor a su patria, de un punado de valientes encabezados por Castro, quienes desde su guerra de guerrillas incubada en la Sierra Maestra, sonaron con una Cuba libre; ilusion nacionalista que mantuvo viva la llama de su esperanza hasta alcanzar el triunfo en contra del gobierno del dictador Fulgencio Batista, el 1 de enero de 1959.
Decorado el palacio como un pedazo de la Sierra Maestra, hasta el fue llevada la vegetacion de un tropico que debe ser inconmensurablemente bello.
He then gathered support in Cuba's eastern Sierra Maestra mountains and won several victories against the Batista regime.
Elle etait deja presente au Sierra Maestra, quand Ben Bella et Che Guevara ont inaugure la salle en 1964.
The foot-tall wooden statue is kept in an ivory-colored church with soaring red domes nestled in the shadow of the Sierra Maestra mountains in the small community of Cobre just outside Santiago.
And right now, his socialist republic of Cuba is as close as you can get to being fully back in America's good books than at any time since Raul and his bigger brother, Fidel Castro, came down from the Sierra Maestra mountains in 1959 with a rag-tag cadre of Communist guerrillas and proceeded to kick the corrupt dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista out of the president palace, shut down the Mafia's casinos along the Havana seafront, and set up shop.
La palabra "cambio" se convirtio en la fuerza para acompanar a los barbudos de la Sierra Maestra a traves de las noticias escuchadas por boca de alguien.
Over 90 percent of the coffee produced on the island is grown in the Sierra Maestra Mountains where the Fidelistas took, literally, to-the-hills in the 1950s to avoid the Cuban army.