Tag: Cuba

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A Planet for Rent

Trials and dangers abound for an interplanetary social worker.

"The Planetary Tourism Agency always compensated the family members of the unlucky victims of dematerialization, giving the evergreen excuse that on Earth they didn’t have enough experience managing such advanced equipment, because extraterrestrial technicians were reluctant to train human crews to run teleport booths. Maybe there was a bit of truth in that. Surely newly trained human teletransport specialists would get off the planet as fast as they could: artists, scientists, athletes—they all ran from their birth world as soon as extraterrestrial credits made them understand where true happiness could be found."

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Heroes for Sale

A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.

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The Death of Rodríguez

An execution in war-torn Cuba.

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Escape from Cuba

Yasiel Puig’s journey to the Dodgers.

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La Gran Fuga

The story of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez’s flight from Cuba.

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The 'Queen of Cuba'

Ana Montes was a decorated U.S. intelligence analyst. She was also a Cuban spy.

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The Big Cigar

How Bert Schneider, a well-heeled Hollywood producer with a coke problem and a soft spot for radical politics, smuggled Huey Newton, the leader of the Black Panthers who was awaiting trial on a murder charge, into Cuba in 1974.

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The Real Cuban Missile Crisis

A reassessment of the calm, cool JFK.

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Where Is Cuba Going?

A nation’s uncertain future.

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The Yankee Comandante

The story of William Morgan: American, wanderer, Cuban revolutionary.

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On Tipping in Cuba

Colonialism, the convertible peso, and the strange dance between the cheap beach tourist and the tour guide tout.