Spanish Ha·ban·a [ah-vah-nah] /ɑˈḇɑ nɑ/ . a seaport in and the capital of Cuba, on the northwestern coast.
a cigar made in Cuba or of Cuban tobacco.
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How to use Havana in a sentence
The song movingly traces Abuela Claudia and her mother’s journey, from being unable to find food and work in Havana to struggling to learn English as domestic workers in New York.‘In the Heights’ is more than a movie to its cast. It’s a celebration of Latinas throughout history. | Candice Frederick | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Born in Havana less than a year after Fidel Castro’s communist takeover, Mayorkas was already a refugee by his first birthday.Can One Agency Keep the U.S. Safe and Still Be Humane? The New DHS Chief Thinks So | Alana Abramson | May 12, 2021 | Time
A car drives along Havana’s oceanfront boulevard known as the Malecón on May 12, 2017.Two Cuban activists launch marriage equality campaign | Yariel Valdés González | April 1, 2021 | Washington Blade
Havana last year sent more than 200 Cuban medical experts to South Africa as the country battled the pandemic, and every year South Africa sends many of its doctors to train at Cuban medical schools.
He was first a writer and received some tools once he graduated from the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Literary Training Center in Havana.
In 1950, Serna earned his Ph.D. from the University of Havana, where he had befriended a classmate named Fidel Castro.
“At least it keeps the mosquitoes away,” one of my table-mates said, as we watched the swooshes of smoke waft into the Havana sky.
Nothing captures the exuberance and sensory experience of Havana quite like this.
Lastly, the re-opening of diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington gives Brazil a chance to push for changes in Cuba.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers | Catalina Lobo-Guererro | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So in America, “Havana Club” is made by Bacardi in Puerto Rico and can be found in five states.
Ferdinand de Soto sailed from Havana with ten ships for the conquest of Florida.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
In Havana, were a man to ask for a Flor del Fumar, the dealer would ask him what size he wanted.
The truth is that all the best tobacco grown in the island of Cuba is bought up by the heavy manufacturers in Havana.
In Havana, as throughout Cuba, there is a cigar etiquette, to infringe any of the rules of which is construed as an insult.
The good farmer imported, for the interior filling, a fine tobacco from Havana.
British Dictionary definitions for Havana
the capital of Cuba, a port in the northwest on the Gulf of Mexico: the largest city in the Caribbean; founded in 1514 as San Cristóbal de la Habana by Diego Velásquez. Pop: 2 192 000 (2005 est): Spanish name: Habana Related adjective: Habanero
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Cultural definitions for Havana
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