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I looked up into the thick Havana air at the brightly-lit poster on the wall of an old, stone government building.

Viva Fidel 80

The old revolutionary was somewhere in this town in a compound contemplating his retirement announcement, which would happen just a few days later on my last day in Cuba.

The old man didn’t really even make it out for his 80th birthday celebration, and his thin and frail image on television barely registered in a country where his black-bearded and green fatigues image is as ubiquitous as the Cuban flag.  Continue reading Fidel

A refurbished boat will star as Pilar in a new film called “Hemingway and Fuentes,” helmed by Anthony Hopkins as Papa and Andy Garcia as his fishing buddy Gregorio Fuentes, according to this story by the Sun Sentinel. 

Above is the real Pilar, as it sits at Finca Vijia, the Cuban home of Hemingway. 

The refurbished boat is 4-feet shorter than Pilar, and so everything was scaled down a bit to fit.