For Jean-Christophe Béchet: “Cuba is not just an island. It’s a political symbol. It is also part of our collective imagination and a major part of this revolutionary heritage which began in France in 1789. There is of course the epic of Castro and the idealized destiny of the Che. There is also music, tourism, rum, Hemingway and endless political debates on the “track records” of this more complex ideology than many believe. “ The photographer went to Cuba in 1990, when the “Balseros” were trying to reach the American coast, Florida, on their makeshift rafts. He returned to Havana...
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