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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Elle etait deja presente au Sierra Maestra, quand Ben Bella et Che Guevara ont inaugure la salle en 1964.
They can't seem to understand that the people who replaced us in power aren't the old Russian tanks, or the bearded [rebels] of the Sierra Maestra, or the Bolsheviks preparing to seize our means of production.
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.
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.
Project Description: The project will be developed in areas of the CCSF "Braulio Coroneaux" located in the People Tip # 1 Urban Guise municipality in the province of Granma; in the northern foothills of the Sierra Maestra.
In the interview that I did with you in Sierra Maestra, you said that your government program was democracy, freedom and respect for human rights.
Pedro joins with the underground to support the Fidelistas fighting in the Sierra Maestra mountains.
De Marcos, a key figure in the formation of both Sierra Maestra and the Buena Vista Social Club, forms each Afro-Cuban All Stars orchestra from the crme-of-the-crme of the Cuban diaspora.
The veteran Cuban outfit, Sierra Maestra, were on sizzling form at the Sage and this band of old hands offered an object lesson in musicality and stage presence.
The diary has detailed the skirmishes in Cuba's Sierra Maestra and the march from the southern tip of the island to the capital Havana.
Its polar opposite can be found in Cuba's Sierra Maestra, delivering their masterfully old-school sounds.
Based on interviews with Alfonso Zayas in 2007 and 2009 this volume recounts his involvement in the Cuban Revolution beginning as a teenager in the guerrilla forces' earliest battles in the Sierra Maestra and his subsequent career to become a general in the Cuban armed forces, including three voluntary tours of duty in Angola from 1976-1987, to his role as an influential leader in the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution today.