The story goes that Baracoa (in the province of Guantaánamo) was the first town founded in Cuba. In the city baptized by Diego Velázquez on August 15, 1511 as Our Lady of the Assumption of Baracoa, was also settled the first bishopric.
Cuba had this Thursday another overwhelming victory in the General Assembly of the United Nations, where was approved by 187 votes in favor, 3 against and 2 abstentions the resolution entitled “Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba".
“Cuba will not cease its claim for the total elimination of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US”, said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla on the social network Twitter, referring to the presentation today and tomorrow, before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), of the draft resolution on the need to end that criminal policy.
Baracoa and its surroundings deserved an extensive treatment in a multidisciplinary scientific event held in the city of Guantánamo, on occasion of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (DIRD), which is celebrated worldwide today.