Slide Show | January 2007

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CUBA TODAYAND AFTER CASTRO

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With once fiery revolutionary Fidel Castro in his waning days, I accepted an invitation recently to join a group of journalists on a trip to the Cuban capital of Havana.
We met with Cuban trade officials and others eager to see an end to U.S. restrictions on trade and travel between the two nations—a move that would benefit U.S. businesses and Cuba. During our trip, we viewed many facets of Cuban life. We also toured some of the island-nation's famous landmarks, including El Morro Castle (pictured here), a fortress built in 1589 at the mouth of Havana Bay and the entrance to Havana Harbor. Its mission: Protect the city against pirates. What follows are a few glimpses into daily life in the largest city in Cuba and the Caribbean.

Photos and text by Mark Sfiligoj, Deputy Managing Editor, KiplingerForecasts.com

CUBA TODAYAND AFTER CASTRO
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