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 (băr′ə-kō′ə, bä′rä-)
A city of southeast Cuba on the coast near the eastern end of the island. It is the oldest settlement in Cuba.
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(ˌbɑ rɑˈkɔ ɑ)

a seaport in E Cuba: oldest Spanish town in Cuba; settled 1512. 35,538.
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The accident occurred Thursday on the road linking Baracoa to Guantanamo when the driver tried to overtake another vehicle on a slippery road, according to the reports.
The national airline will begin to resume operations with two weekly flights from Havana to Guantanamo, two to Baracoa and one to Camaguey operating an ATR 72-500 that is wet leased from Solenta, a South African carrier.
We had driven six hours to Santiago de Cuba, the easternmost part of Cuba along the southern shore from Baracoa, In a small, four-door, Russian-made sedan.
I have spent the majority of my time in a city called Baracoa (population 81,000), located in the Guantanamo province in the eastern tip of the island (3,4).
A military statement said the twin-engine turboprop Antonov AN-26 had crashed in the province of Artemisa on a flight from Playa Baracoa, just outside the capital Havana.
A woman cries amid the rubble of her home, destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday.
Light enough to be carried by one person, small enough to fit in a car, and with a flight time of up to 10 minutes at speeds of up of 60mph, the JB-10 has a wide range of potential applications and commercial uses | A woman removes debris from homes that fell in the street after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, yesterday.