Memory Lane of Havana, Cuba - (Written by David Netzer)
“I had the opportunity to visit Cuba this year, and for the week I was there, I felt like I had taken a trip back in time. The vintage cars are a delight and they are seemingly everywhere. Many are used as private taxis or utilized by hotels to transport their guests in style. It was a thrill to be driven out to Hemingway’s House from Havana in one of these vintage convertibles. It brought back wonderful memories of these cars from my childhood.”
Fidel ~ nearing the end of an era ~
A Naples doctor said former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is near ‘a neurovegetative state’ after suffering a stroke.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/18/3056621/fidel-castro-suffered-a-stroke.html#storylink=cpy
- You: Report: Castro Suffered Stroke (thedailybeast.com)
- Report: Fidel Castro Has Suffered Stroke (huffingtonpost.com)
50 years since the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
President John F. Kennedy makes a national television speech about the naval blockade of Cuba, Oct. 22, 1962, from Washington. U.S. armed forces were ordered to DEFCON 3, the same level of readiness that followed the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. (AP Photo)
Franklin Reyes / AP
Felix Girola waves to people as he takes his self-made bicycle for a spin through downtown Havana, Cuba on Friday. Girola says his bike measures 3.45 meters (11 feet) tall.
HH: Icons Cross Paths
- Castro to Pope: ‘What does a pope do?’ (itv.com)
- Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in Cuba (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Cubans, Frozen in Time, Yearn for Freedom (abcnews.go.com)
‘Che Guevara, Havana’
Street in Old Havana, one of the most most densely populated areas in Latin America.
Che y Fidel
Christopher Hitchens - in memorial
Hitchens at a work camp for young revolutionaries in Cuba, 1968. Only a few months after Che Guevara died, Hitchens ventured there to work at the Campamento Cinco de Mayo, a new camp meant to spur dialogue between what the government referred to as “internationalists.”
- Cuba Overrun With Zombies (huffingtonpost.com)