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Great Moments: Hemingway's Captain

Great Moments: Hemingway's Captain

Even now when I envision Cuba, I recall in vivid detail the descriptions of the island offered by Ernest Hemingway in his novels. The fishing boats crisscrossing the deep, dark …

March 1, 1997
Mooching Cubans

Mooching Cubans

Requesting Free Havanas Takes Stealth, Diplomacy and a Healthy Lack of Shame

March 1, 1996
The Cuba Stalemate

The Cuba Stalemate

A Former State Department Expert on Cuba Calls the Embargo an Idea Whose Time Has Passed

March 1, 1996
Opening the Door to Cuba

Opening the Door to Cuba

The Clinton administration did a courageous thing in early October. It took advantage of a clause in the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 that calls for more people-to-people contact …

December 1, 1995
Forbidden Land

Forbidden Land

While Cuba Remains Off-Limits to Americans, Havana and the Island's Beaches Draw Tourists from the Rest of the World

September 1, 1995
Trading With The Enemy

Trading With The Enemy

It May Sound Like a Heinous Crime, but Thousands of Americans Violate the Cuban Embargo Every Year

September 1, 1994
The Rolling Rooms

The Rolling Rooms

Six Factories That Manufacture Most of Cuba's Export-Quality Cigars Each Specialize in Certain Brands and Sizes

September 1, 1994
Old Havanas

Old Havanas

The cigar's wrapper has an opulent dark brown color; its texture is silky and flawless. A large band, slightly yellowing and oily like the surface of an old painting, encircles it …

December 1, 1993
The Future of Cuba

The Future of Cuba

I returned to the United States from Cuba in late September, and, for the first time in more than two years, I felt a sense of optimism. In Cuba, shortages had still been apparent …

December 1, 1993