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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
cenobite
  • 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.
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