washingtonpost.com - Cuba
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04/24/2005 01:22 PM Havana's Middle-Aged Beauties The Cuban capital's unsung modernist architecture is overshadowed by -- and often neglected in deference to -- the city's colonial past. 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Cuba: Now Or Never? Tour operators who held permits for travel from the U.S. to Cuba are quietly advertising "last chance" visits before new more restrictive rules take affect on Dec. 31. If you want to see Cuba before it becomes a forbidden country, better act fast. 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Just Wait and See Cubans are waiting for this and that, and meanwhile all of Cuba is waiting -- waiting for change to begin, the change that everyone knows will come someday. 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Cuba on Two Wheels Baseballs. 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Art in Cuba First in an occasional series 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Letter From Cuba The babalawo is in. Step this way; he will see you now. 04/24/2005 01:22 PM Cuba, Si! Elian, No! It is only my second day in Cuba, and I am being whisked down one of the narrow cobblestone alleyways of Old Havana in the back seat of a tiny Peugeot police car, which is designed to hold two people uncomfortably but is now stuffed with two policemen, four giggling teenage boys and a thoroughly perplexed me. We squeal around a corner, startling a horse pulling a carriage full of tourists (I know they're tourists because they're wearing Che Guevara T-shirts; Cubans prefer American ones), and enter an ancient weathered-gray fortress with "Policia Nacional Revolucionaria" etched into the stone. As we cross the wooden drawbridge (rumble, rumble) and zip under the entrance, I wonder what unspeakable suffering awaits those brought here who, like me, have wronged the state.