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This is Cuba!

I remember stepping out of the airport in Varadero and looking at the palm-tree covered hills and sniffing the faint cigar-scented air. I thought, “wow, I’m here. This is Cuba!”.  It was 1996. The Berlin Wall had fallen less than a decade earlier and with the demise of the Soviet Union, the Cuban economy was […]

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