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 (mə-tăn′zəs, mä-tän′säs)
A city of northwest-central Cuba east of Havana. Founded in 1693, it was once a haven for pirates.


(məˈtænzəs; Spanish maˈtanθas)
(Placename) a port in W central Cuba: founded in 1693 and developed into the second city of Cuba in the mid-19th century; exports chiefly sugar. Pop: 130 000 (2005 est)


(məˈtæn zəs)

a seaport on the NW coast of Cuba. 105,400.
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Saturday: Days of Wine & Lavender, Matanzas Creek Winery, 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.
Some have said that Matanzas Creek's recently-released $70 1990 proprietary Chardonnay, called "Journey," is priced "unconscionably" high and its cost is "unjustifiable".
New this year, SCV has named Randy Lewis, Executive Chef/Culinary Director for Matanzas Creek Winery, Executive Chef for TASTE.
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Lazo, a black man who grew up in extreme poverty in the province of Matanzas, was 14 when he joined the militias and youth organizations, participating in the revolution's 1961 literacy campaign.
Brigades from the provinces of Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Ciego de Avila, Las Tunas and Granma were working to re-establish electricity and telephone services.
to the surprise of those who witnessed his birth during a warm afternoon at his family home in the seaport of Matanzas, none of whom suspected that he had arrived to revolutionize the Latin music world, to inject a different brass direction into the orchestrations of Cuban genres, and to make the entire universe dance with new acrobatic steps, synchronized to the rhythmic hips of the visually stunning "vedettes" that inundated the black and white Mexican cinema of the stormy 1950s.
Tiene la bandera de su pais natal, Cuba, tatuado en el brazo (5), pues nacio en matanzas, pero ahora vive en Miami (Florida).
State news media had no immediate reports of injuries, but Olivet Santana de la Pena, a civil defense worker in the northwestern coastal city of Matanzas, said a man was seriously hurt there when a tree fell on him.
The home is located on the Atlantic Ocean, sheltered by the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Preserve.
There are also plans to extend the work to the Agricultural Production Cooperative (CPA) on the 6th Congress in Columbus and a property reference agroecological practices in Perico, Matanzas province all.