Cuba: even in the days of Covid-19, young people from the world travel to heaven (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / Collaborator.

May, 2020.- The eastern Cuban city of Holguín is characterized by symbolic sites, among which is La Loma de la Cruz, located 261 meters above sea level, where thousands of young people from around the world traditionally converge in the May Pilgrimages. (from 2 to 8 of the fifth month of the year), but this time, for the Covid-19 it will be through social networks.

The staircase (takes its name from a wooden cross that exists on its top), constitutes one of the main attractions of the inhabitants of that region.

Alexis Triana, one of the defenders of the May Pilgrimage project, affirms that Oscar Albanés Carballo, president of the Catholic Knights was the promoter of building “a staircase that would allow the pilgrimage of the Cross to be developed in all its splendor.

The engineering project was carried out by Vicente Bosca and included not only the staircase, but a set of works consisting of a chapel, roundabout, viewpoints and the reconstruction of the fort ”. (Leer más en esta entrada)


«I was in my mother’s womb when the Great Patriotic War»

Testimony of a Russian woman who was born on the Day of Victory over Fascism, a symbol of the triumph of the peoples of Russia, a day of national pride, mourning and eternal memory.

Text and photo: Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

 May, 2020.- Five years ago I met Aleftina Primelles, Russian survivor, daughter of a Soviet pilot from the Canteria Convention Center, held at the Santa Cecilia Convention Center in the city of Camagüey. Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

Along with almost a hundred members of the Russian Speakers Association in the also known City of Tinajones, he remembered the memorable date. He did not hesitate to grant me the interview. His eyes sparkled with the opportunity to perpetuate both his father and grandfather who were pilots during World War II.
It was a mixture of pride, joy, hope and pain. Pain for the loss of loved ones. He showed me photos of his grandfather and family. I was touched. Her sweet and confident voice conveyed the passion of a woman who, by chance, had the chance to survive in her mother’s womb in one of the most abominable wars in human history. (Leer más eb esta entrada)