Latest Sierra Maestra Stories

2006-08-06 09:52:35

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - In the foothills of Cuba's rugged Sierra Maestra mountains, where President Fidel Castro launched his armed revolution half a century ago, life appears frozen in time. Cars are scarce. Horse and buggy are still the best way to get around, other than by bicycle, foot or the back of a Soviet-era truck. Oxen pull plows through fields and many peasant families live in traditional thatched wooden huts in the region some 500 miles east of Havana....

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.