Yabucoa Municipality

General Information Yabucoa valley Yabucoa was founded in 1793 with the "guardian angels" as its patron saint. It is known as the "City of Sugar," "Town of the Yuca," and its residents, Yabucoeños, are nicknamed "milky drinkers." It covers an area of 142 square kilometers (55 square miles) and the population is 39,246. The municipality is [...]

Yauco Municipality

General Information Yauco Gardens by Ming Fay Yauco, founded in 1756, is known as the "Coffee Town," the "Taino Capital," and the "Town of Corsicans." Its patron saint is the Virgen del Santísimo Rosario. Its name comes from the Taino word Coayú or Coayuco, which was used to identify the region and is related etymologically to the word yuca or cassava. Yauco [...]

Yauco: Ideal Theater / Plaza Theater

Yauco: Teatro Ideal / Teatro de la Plaza Ideal Theater The Ideal Theater, located in the municipality of Yauco, was for many years the municipality’s only center for artistic entertainment and the most luxurious in the region. It was the scene of a huge number of cultural and historical activities. The theater was designed by [...]

Yauco: Ideal Theater / Plaza Theater

Yauco: Ideal Theater / Plaza Theater Restoration of the Ideal Theater The Ideal Theater, located in the municipality of Yauco, was for many years the municipality's only center for artistic entertainment and the most luxurious in the region. It was the scene of a huge number of cultural and historical activities. The theater was designed by [...]

Youth and Society, Young People

Youth and Society Cuban Young women in Havana Like many other regions of the world, the Latin America and Caribbean region (ALC) is undergoing a process of demographic transition toward an aging population. This transition first became apparent in the 1970s and was caused by the combined effect of lower birth rates on one hand [...]