2 January 2012 - We have added to our links page a link to the readings by author Luis A. Garcia from his book "Child of the Revolution" depicting his growing up and eventually leaving Castro's Cuba. These readings were broadcast in 2009 by Radio National of the Australian Broadcasting Company in Australia, where Mr. Garcia resides.
Happy Rodrigo de Triana Day!
Rodrigo de Triana was a sailor on Columbus' first expedition to the new world. At approximately 2AM on October 12, 1492 he was at his post as lookout on the ship La Pinta when he shouted "¡Tierra! ¡Tierra! (Land! Land!). He had spotted a small island in the Lucaya (Bahamas) archipelago then known by the native name as "Guanahani", which Columbus re-baptized as "San Salvador".
Although the event was documented in Columbus' Diary, he never received the promised monetary reward.
For more information please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_de_Triana