Candler College and Colegio Buenavista were educational institutions founded in Havana, Cuba by the United States Southern
Methodist Episcopal Church. They were founded on two different dates, Candler College in 1899 and Colegio Buenavista in 1920. They both ceased to exist in 1961 when they were nationalized by the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro. (Full article...)
Image 22Rebel leaders engaged in extensive propaganda to get the U.S. to intervene, as shown in this cartoon in an American magazine.
Columbia (the American people) reaches out to help oppressed Cuba in 1897 while
Uncle Sam (the U.S. government) is blind to the crisis and will not use its powerful guns to help.
Judge magazine, 6 February 1897. (from History of Cuba)
The Cuban macaw or Cuban red macaw (Ara tricolor) was a
macaw native to the main island of
Cuba and the nearby
Isla de la Juventud that became extinct in the late 19th century. Its relationship with other macaws in its
genus was long uncertain, but it was thought to have been closely related to the
scarlet macaw, which has some similarities in appearance. It may also have been closely related, or identical, to the
hypotheticalJamaican red macaw. A 2018
DNA study found that it was the
sister species of two red and two green species of extant macaws.
At about 45–50 centimetres (18–20 in) long, the Cuban macaw was one of the smallest macaws. It had a red, orange, yellow, and white head, and a red, orange, green, brown, and blue body. Little is known of its behaviour, but it is reported to have nested in hollow trees, lived in pairs or families, and fed on seeds and fruits. The species' original distribution on Cuba is unknown, but it may have been restricted to the central and western parts of the island. It was mainly reported from the vast
Zapata Swamp, where it inhabited open terrain with scattered trees. (Full article...)
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