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Cuba Pictures is a photo gallery by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.

CubaWeb - A cuban portal on references about tourism, culture, and national news.

The Conference for the Sustainable Habitat of the Mountain
Photos by Clyde Butcher
The United Nations declared the year 2002 as the year of the mountains and encouraged countries all over the world to have environmental conferences regarding the conservation of mountains. The country chosen to have that conference for the Caribbean basin was Cuba. Clyde was asked by John Parke Wright to photograph Cuba for this event.

John Parke Wright IV joined with Luis Gomez-Echeverri, UN Ambassador to Cuba, and Guillermo Garcia Frias, Comandante de la Revolucion, to facilitate an environmental conference in the Sierra Maestra Mountains of eastern Cuba that was meant to be a meeting of conservationists from the America's, and the Caribbean. The purpose of Taller para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Montana. (The Conference for the Sustainable Habitat of the Mountain) was to make significant progress in improving relationships between our countries in environmental issues.

Visit for dates and locations of Clyde's CUBA EXHIBIT and more information.

Tourism in Cuba isn't overwhelming by any means, but it is growing. Mainly in the sizable shape of sun starved Europeans and Canadians on their hibernation escape package holidays. During the northern winter months, these curious looking creatures migrate across the vast plazas in the late hours of the morning, before grazing in expensive restaurants, lapping up ten dollar cocktails at Hemingway watering holes, waddling through absurdly priced souvenir shops, and finally disappearing into a dense jungle of waiting more