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Sonia Gil takes you through the hills and valleys of one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, The Dominican Republic. Ride shotgun with her on this adventure as you get to take all the beautiful sights and sounds the DR has to offer.

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Quito, Ecuador – 24 June 2013
1. Wide of Carondelet, Ecuador’s government palace
2. Ecuadorean flag flying over palace
3. Wide of people sitting in plaza in front of palace
4. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Mercedes Vera, Quito resident:
“I think he (Edward Snowden) should be helped because people who leave here (Ecuador) receive political asylum in other countries, so it’s good that people get it here also, political asylum.”
5. Wide of street in front of palace
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 24 June 2013
6. Exterior of Hotel Oloffson, where Baltasar Garzon, former Spanish judge whose legal advice is being sought by Edward Snowden, is staying
7. Zoom in of Garzon carrying baggage
8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Baltasar Garzon, former Spanish judge:
“At this moment I do not represent the interests of Edward Snowden. I put out a press release saying that first I have to speak to him and study the case, but at this moment I do not represent the interests of Mr Snowden. The press release sent out yesterday explains this.”
9. Garzon walking down hotel steps with baggage
Havana, Cuba – 24 June 2013
10. Wide zoom in to Morro Castle and Havana Harbour
11. Mid of people in street, Cuban flag flying
12. Wide of Old Capitol building with classic cars and bicycle taxi
13. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Zulema Cardozo, Havana resident:
“It would be a problem for us (if Snowden came to Cuba) but if he has a just cause, then it doesn’t matter, we will take on the responsibility.”
14. Wide of Cuban flag flying in wind
15. Various exteriors of Ecuadorean embassy
Confusion over the whereabouts of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden grew on Monday after a plane took off from Moscow for Cuba with an empty seat booked in his name.
Snowden has applied for asylum in Ecuador and was expected to travel there with stops in Cuba and Venezuela.
He has not been seen since he arrived in Moscow on Sunday from Hong Kong.
The founder of the WikiLeaks secret-spilling organisation, Julian Assange, insisted he couldn’t go into details about where Snowden is, but said he was safe.
Snowden has applied for asylum in Ecuador, Iceland and possibly other countries, he said.
An Aeroflot representative who wouldn’t give her name told The Associated Press that Snowden wasn’t on flight SU150 to Havana, which was filled with journalists trying to track him down.
AP reporters on the flight couldn’t see him either.
In the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, on Monday one woman outside the Carondelet Government Palace said she thought Snowden should be given asylum.
“I think he should be helped because people who leave here receive political asylum in other countries, so it’s good that people get it here also,” said Mercedes Vera.
Snowden has requested the legal advice of former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who is best known for indicting a totalitarian ruler, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, in 1998, and trying to put him on trial in Madrid for crimes against humanity.
However, speaking outside his hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, Garzon said that at this moment he did not represent Snowden’s interests.
“First I have to speak to him and study the case, but at this moment I do not represent the interests of Mr Snowden,” said Garzon.
Despite Snowden having been expected to travel to Cuba en route to Ecuador, Havana’s government has not publicly acknowledged that he is headed to the Communist-run island.
US-Cuba relations have been strained for more than half a century and while both parties have met recently to discuss migration policies and direct mail service, some citizens are concerned that this new development with Snowden could affect a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world:
7 Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Bahia Gardner, Española Island, Galapagos
Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Blinky Beach Lord Howe Island, Australia
Camp’s Bay Beach, Camps Bay, South Africa
Cayo de Agua, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
Diani Beach, Diani Beach, Kenya
Eagle Beach, Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
East Beach, Santa Barbara, California
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Glass Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv, Israel
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Hidden Beach, The Marieta Islands by Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii
Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Isle of Pines Beach, New Caledonia
Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey
Karekare West Auckland, New Zealand
Kite Beach, Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Kuta Bali, Indonesia
Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Lopes Mendes Ilha Grande, Brazil
Manu Bay, Raglan, New Zealand
Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Nai Harn Beach, Rawai, Thailand
Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
Notre Dame Beach, Porquerolles island, France
Paklinski Islands, Hvar, Croatia
Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece
Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands
Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba
Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Mexico
Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Island of Sicily
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Santa Giula Beach, Porto Vecchio Corsica, France
Sharm El Luli, Marsa Alam, Egypt
Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
South Beach, Miami, Florida
St. Jean Beach, St. Barths, French Caribbean
Sunrise Beach (Had Rin Nok), Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand
Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
West Bay Beach, West Bay, Honduras
White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
White Beach, Boracay, Aklan Province
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands
Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom

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Image by Chris Devers
My favorite souvenir from a trip somewhere is something simple, like a coin, or a pebble. Something ordinary that people come across every day but don’t necessarily give a lot of thought to.

Several of these were given to me by my grandfather, who was a merchant marine going to northern Europe before & during World War Two. The French & Soviet coins from the 1930s were from him, as were the French & German ones from the 1950s, as well as the Irish one from 1978.

The Czech ones were from our trip to Prague, while the Swiss, Canadian, Bermudan [?], and British ones were from trips to those countries. The Euro coin was probably from our honeymoon in Paris.

May got the Mexican and Dubai coins on work trips that I wasn’t able to go on.

I have no idea where the Cuban coins came from. I seem to remember Kaite brought back the coins from Costa Rica.

The MBTA & video arcade ones probably shouldn’t count :-). We recently had a roll of tokens for the New Hampshire turnpike that would have been good here too, but they abandoned their token system and I think we must have thrown the tokens away. Oh well.

Asia is under-represented here, must rectify that.

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ
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Image by State Library and Archives of Florida
Local call number: V-95 DA044; S. 828

Title: [Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ]

Date of film: 1964

Physical descrip: color; sound; Original film length: 29:25.

General note: Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gambling, the 1954 LeRoy Collins – Charlie Johns debate, the 1957 Cape Canaveral Satellite launching, the death of an Italian boat racer at the Orange Bowl Regatta, Castro’s arrival in Havana after taking power, Hurricane Donna in 1961, Orange Bowl football, return of soldiers from the Bay of Pigs, and President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Miami in 1963.

Series title: Florida Promotional Films, 1948-1978

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You can always stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel, but instead get the real Cuban Experience. Enjoy a Casa particular, a Cuban bed and breakfast. for a little extra you can enjoy authentic Cuban meals and even enjoy them with a Cuban family. Come enjoy Cuba before it changes forever!!!

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The Department of Classical and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences took a group of UofL students and faculty to Cuba, as a study-abroad program.
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The Best Beaches in Cuba

The Best Beaches in Cuba
Cuba's most famous beach (pictured above) stretches more than 12 miles and is surrounded by multiple all-inclusive resorts. If the dance lessons, aerobics classes, and games hosted by the resorts aren't your style, explore the surrounding areas natural …
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PURE CUBA: Reporter's notebook, Chapter 1, The first step of a journey is
These Americans were sent to Veradero, which has beautiful beaches surrounded by hotels, and by the way, it's illegal to go to a Cuban beach and just hang out and drink mojitos if you are an American. That's tourism – and despite the thaw in U.S.-Cuban …
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Best Things to Do in Old Havana, Cuba

This is Old Havana, Cuba, the heart of Havana. It’s a history buff’s dream, but also home to Hemmingway’s favorite Mojito bar, Bodeguita del Medio, and the Plaza de Armas Book Market, where I could have spent all day! Eat ALL of the Cuban street food like peanuts, coconut and churros!

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