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    Havana Celebrates To Be a Wonder City

    December 09, 2014

    Havana, With the election of Havana between the seven Wonder Cities of the world, the Cuban capital not only acquires an award but a responsibility before million of looks that lay today on this metropolis.

    Those who simply took it as a geographical reference, now probably are planning a trip to this town to know it in depth, and in that way to deny those who doubt such a condition.

    Many persons criticize the election for considering only the difficulties, without bearing in mind that the culture, the shine and the movement of this city put its distinction touch before the eyes of many visitors who arrive annually to sightsee its streets.

    With Beirut (Lebanon), Doha (Qatar), Duraban (South Africa), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Paz (Bolivia) and Vigan (Philippine) - all in equal conditions - Havana puts a distintive touch regarding the opinion of the people who chose it, including this journalist.

    Many important metropolis, with care in its infrastructures and major economic possibilities, nevertheless, do not come to the coloring and the mixed reality of a metropolis that many people prefer for the details, simply significant details, like the joviality of the people, for example.

    The classification constitutes at present a very particular stimulus for the tourist industry of the archipelago.
    This contest prepared by a Swiss foundation, already has precedents of particular impact from the economic point of view and of the recreational sector.

    To these effects, the director of N7W Foundation, the British Jean-Paul de la Fuente, who visited the city in November 24th, until last November 27th, proved to agree with this award (the president-founder Bernard Weber was who gave the news of the 7 Wonders).

    During a meeting with the press, De la Fuente said that many people in the world love Havana and vote for it.
    He remembered that this is the third contest that organizes the Foundation New 7 Wonders (created in 1999 in Switzerland), with the precedent of 7 Wonders of the Modern World, and 7 Wonders of the Nature (now 7 wonderful Cities).

    He said that in the two previous investigations accumulated 600 million votes. He admitted that the concept is simple for them, Wonder is simply what the people think, hence the result should be from the world voting.
    This December 7th, the verdict was revealed. It makes the Cuban people to see their capital with new eyes, to preserve it more, since is going to host more visitors.

    The above mentioned competition is organized by the Swiss foundation New7Wonders, institution that in 2007 implemented a system of on-line voting. The current voting process began in 2011 with more than one thousand 200 nominations from approximately 220 countries. (KH)

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