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WALKING THE FIDEL TRAIL

I was excited to finally find myself standing at the bottom of the trail that would lead up to the actual encampment...

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WALKING THE FIDEL TRAIL

I was excited to finally find myself standing at the bottom of the trail that would lead up to the actual encampment... Read more

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Farmacia La Reunión

Founded in 1853, La Reunion grew to become the largest pharmaceutical business in the Americas at the time.   The old pharmacy... Read more


En el puerto de La Habana 1934

Hemingway in Cojímar

Early in autumn of this year, I returned to the legendary fishing village of Cojímar, just a few kilometres east of Havana.... Read more

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The End of Mobsters in Cuba – The Mafia in Cuba Part 4

Once the revolutionary triumph was declared, peoples' reactions against casinos, slot machines, gambling, etc., were explosive, and many casinos were razed by popular anger. Read more


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Cosa Nostra Business Ventures – The Mafia in Cuba Part 3

After “Lucky ” Luciano left Cuba in March 1947, the Cosa Nostra determinedly continued the proliferation of gambling and nocturnal shows in Havana... Read more

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Luciano & Lansky The Mafiosi in Cuba – Part 2

Luciano came to the island via the Camagüey Airport on October 29, 1946. Lansky picked him up and drove him to the Hotel Nacional where he stayed for nearly a month and a half Read more


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The Mafia in Cuba part 1 – When Lansky came to Cuba

from Cuba, the Mafia developed their drug traffic without being bothered at all by Cuban authorities and how, in 1946, Havana was chosen as the Mafialeader’s provisional headquarters. Read more

Hotel Nacional: Encapsulating a nation's history