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Monday, August 31, 2015


Cuba: We Never Left

Esther Allen (NYR Daily) | August 14, 2015

The hoisting of the Star-Spangled Banner in Havana on Friday, for the first time in more than half a century, has been met with perplexing and contradictory reactions in the United States. Some commentators are joyfully predicting that the re-inauguration of the US embassy will unleash an invasion of tourists and business dollars, bringing badly needed capitalism to a place they view as backward and isolated. Others fear that this same invasion will push the island’s anachronistic charms out of existence. “Don’t miss your chance to experience Cuba before it changes,” urged an advertisement from Road Scholar this spring.

US Eases Travel Restrictions to Cuba. Source:

<more at; related links: (A Visit to Cuba’s Libraries. May 2, 2013) and (A Library In Cuba: What Is It?. June 28, 2003)>

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