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Section History

A Banes Born Sergeant Called Fulgencio Batista

US reporter Edmund Albert Chester, his wife and kid. Photo: archive from Radio Banes
In Banes — my hometown — the railway sharply split affluent lifestyle from poverty. In the pleasant side lived the called "the company neighborhood" - the executives and technicians of the United Fruit Sugar Company, the "Mamita Yunai" group, capable of ousting a Central American government with a click of the fingers in a single weekend.

Cuba: The Mambi Ten Cent Stamp

Cuba's ten cent stamp. Photo: Radio Rebelde
It has a green color and has the Cuban Republic coat of arms and it cost $ ten cents. It had an easy production and a high historical value apart from being effective. It is about the locally well-known as Sello mambi (Mambi stamp) which began its circulation even in the middle of the local mambi conflict.

A Flying Vessel in Nipe Bay, Cuban Province of Holguin

The German hydroplane Dornier X anchored in Antilla, today's Cuban province of Holguin. Photo: archive Radio Banes
The biggest and most amazing of the hydroplanes ever built, the celebrated Dornier Do X, descended majestically at 11:45 of the morning of the 21 of August, 1931, in Nipe bay; thus marking for history one of the biggest events for aviation in Cuba, an event that turned 85 some days ago.