“Guantanamera” (Spanish: “from Guantánamo, feminine” indicating a woman from Guantánamo[1]) is perhaps the best known Cuban song and that country’s most noted patriotic song, especially when using a poem by the Cuban poet José Martí for the lyrics. The official writing credits have been given to Joseíto Fernández, who first popularized the song on radio as early as 1929 (although it is unclear when the first release as a record occurred). Đọc tiếp Guantanamera

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Hanoi ranked world’s seventh most polluted capital city in 2019


By Nguyen Quy  VNExpress March 1, 2020 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Hanoi ranked world's seventh most polluted capital city in 2019
Haze shrouds Hanoi sky over Pham Van Dong Street, Cau Giay District, in the morning of December 13, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Nghia.

Hanoi has become the world’s seventh most polluted capital city, even worse than Beijing, a new IQ AirVisual report says.

The city’s worsening air quality saw its average PM2.5 level last year rise to 46.9 micrograms per cubic meter of air from 40.8 in 2018, according to a report released this week by Switzerland-based air quality monitor, IQAir AirVisual.

The 2019 World Air Quality Report says that for the first time, Hanoi has overtaken China’s Beijing, the world’s most suffocating capital just a few years ago. The Chinese capital city has improved to ninth on the list with its average PM2.5 level at 42.1.

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