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Cienfuegos / 28 June 2011 – Ché’d Out

“In a real revolution, you either win or die.”
- Ernesto “Ché” Guevara (who managed to do both)
I was twelve years old when Ché Guevara was shot by a firing squad in Bolivia. That was in October, 1967. The…

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Comunidad Las Terrazas / 22 June 2011

Let me level with you, readers. I came here with big plans for writing concise, revealing dispatches, in 800 words or less. But Cuba is one of the most complex, nuanced societies I’ve visited, awash in delights and frustrations. It…

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On the Malecón

A weathered individual stood against the sea wall of the Malecón, holding a battered guitar. He made a comment as I walked past him, chatting with Amanda and Cristina. We’d just come from dinner at El Patio, an architecturally lovely…

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Havana, Cuba / 19 June 2011

In 1960, right after the revolution, Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara met on the grounds of the Havana Country Club, a golf course in the posh suburbs of the Miramar district. They posed together for pictures, played some golf and…

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Lake Worth, Florida / 16 June 2011

Journalist Jeff Greenwald, co-founder and executive director of Ethical Traveler, will be visiting Cuba between mid-June and early July. His dispatches and photos will be filed as time and Internet access permit.
There are only a few countries in the…

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