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Thirty days as a Cuban

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Pinching pesos and dropping pounds in Havana

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The battle of ideas

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Searching for the opposition in post-Fidel Cuba

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Miraculous fishing

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Lost in the swamps of Colombia’s drug war

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Sailing out of Panama

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The American empire discards an obsolete canal

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Hasta la vista, Fidel

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In Cuba, death waits (patiently) for the dictator

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Ten thousand revolutions

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Through South America, in search of Che Guevara

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Taking the measure of Castro, ounce by ounce

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A Cuban ration book shows a country short on resources but long on resourcefulness

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