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Everyone’s Got a Havana

Cuba’s Most Famous Dissident Blogger Writes About Life Inside the Sepia Postcard

by Yoani Sánchez

The cast bronze sculpture rests one of its arms on the rail of the bar. It seems like he’s going to ask for another daiquiri, but in reality his metal eyes are watching everyone who comes and goes from El Floridita. Some turn the flashes of their cameras on that life-sized statue of Ernest Hemingway, while others see it as something from the past, that distant time when there was nothing unusual about finding an American drinking in some cantina or walking the narrow streets of Havana. Times when ninety miles didn’t seem such a great distance and the language barrier was crossed by dint of drinks, music, hugs and jokes. [READ THE REST]

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