Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones In The Day Fidel Died, intrepid travel writer Patrick Symmes interweaves reporting from years spent traveling to the Cuban Island, a narrative history of the rise of Fidelismo and the last sixty-plus years of life there under Fidel Castro. As the nearest Communist state [Continue Reading]
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Journalist Patrick Symmes talks about living on $15 dollars a month in Cuba. His article in the October Harper’s is “Thirty Days as a Cuban: Pinching pesos and dropping pounds in Havana.” And we air a 2008 interview with T.J. English about HAVANA NOCTURNE. It’s about how the Mob took over Havana and lost it [Continue Reading]
Patrick Symmes recently lost a little weight, but gained a lot of insight into how Cuba works. He went there to live for a month on the same rations most Cubans have to live on: about $15 American worth of food. Put another way: most of us would be licking the crumbs from the cookie [Continue Reading]