Описание: The 1994 Cuban boat crisis involved more than 50,000 Cubans who threw themselves into an uncertain future; refugees laid on rafts and improvised sea vessels in an attempt to escape from their homeland. One thought pressed their minds as they ventured away from the life they knew so well: that they could die trying to reach the United States. However, they courageously took the risk after deciding that they could no longer live in Castro's Cuba -- one burdened by discrimination, oppression, abuse, poverty, and subjection. The United States, in a gesture of humanity, rescued some 32,000 refugees from the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean Sea -- sadly, more than 15,000 may have died before being rescued. They were then sent to the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base where many endured more than a year of difficult physical and emotional conditions before their legal entry into the United States. During that year and a half, many improbable, noble, ugly, and unpredictable things happened in the refugee camps of the Cuban boat people. Dr. Antonio Gordon, a Cuban-American physician and researcher of Cuban health issues, has been able to captured the story of this crisis. He has traveled several times to Guantanamo Bay, voluntarily providing medical services to the rafters with the Miami Medical Team and collecting camp newspapers and personal accounts. In 2015, Dr. Gordon published the Spanish version of this volume; the work provides a unique version of this important time in our history, anchored by the rafter's testimonies and periodicals published in the refugee camps from Guant namo and the Cayman Islands. Twenty years later, testimonies of thousands of Cuban rafters, American Armed Forces, and civilian personnel who came together in this crossroads of history are enraptured by this work. It is bound to touch the deepest fibers of all involved, Americans and Cubans alike, and will be a must for historians, students, and politicians interested in relations between Cuba and the United States.
Автор: Permenter Paris, Bigley John Название: Adventure Guide Cayman Islands ISBN: 1588436403 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781588436405 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 1817 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Hayne, Tricia Название: Cayman islands ISBN: 1841622141 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841622149 Издательство: Bradt Рейтинг: Цена: 1175 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: Renowned for some of the world`s best diving and snorkelling, the Cayman islands also offer numerous other activities. This guide offers historical background information and natural history for those who want to dig deeper and unlock the true spirit of Cayman.
Автор: Fodor`s Название: Fodor`s in Focus Cayman Islands ISBN: 0891419632 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780891419631 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: от 630 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Famous for their ravishing coral reefs, safety, and hospitality, the Cayman Islands are a favourite destination for families, couples, and scuba divers. This book includes coverage of Grand Cayman and also information on the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, two Caribbean islands that remain undiscovered.
Описание: Cayman Islands Travel and Tourism. Touristic Environment. Some two million tourists visit the Cayman Islands each year. Most of them are cruise-ship passengers, who spend a few hours shopping, sunbathing or swimming with stingrays, before pulling out of port. Others hunker down near Seven Mile Beach, enjoying their all-inclusive resort on one of the Caribbean's most beautiful stretches of sand. And a lucky few venture further. Cayman is an undeniably cosmopolitan place nearly half the population is from somewhere else but its rich local culture is alive and well, especially in Bodden Town, East End and Cayman Brac. Explore the North Side and the Sister Islands to discover lush forests, diverse birdlife, mysterious caves and untrammeled beaches. Under the waves lie amazing underwater walls and accessible shipwrecks. Dive in. It takes only a small sense of adventure to uncover Cayman's greatest treasures the warm hospitality and the fantastic natural phenomena above and below the sea
Название: Fodor`s in Focus Cayman Islands ISBN: 1640970428 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781640970427 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1339 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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One of the most popular destinations for Americans in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands lie between the sun-kissed beaches of Cancun and the western tip of Jamaica. Famous for its ravishing coral reefs, safety, and hospitality, Cayman is a favorite destination for families, couples, and scuba divers. Full-color Fodor's InFocus Cayman Islands has detailed coverage of Grand Cayman, plus in-depth information on the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, famous for great diving and casual resort accommodations, yet relatively undiscovered.
This travel guide includes:
-ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout the Cayman Islands
-INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging, front-of-guide feature on the ultimate experiences in the Cayman Islands helps travelers plan the perfect vacation.
-UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: New Cayman Island restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide.
-COMPACT FORMAT: Fodor's In Focus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip.
-DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's InFocus Cayman Islands offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
-COVERS: Owen Island, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, George Town.