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FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – CIENFUEGOES

                                                              City of a hundred fires, Cienfeugos   “I hooked a tarpon there.” Native guide Chino brags. “It was bigger than me.” We’re driving south, through reforested teak groves. Workmen thin the trees, hacking, making charcoal – a dirty back-breaking process. After a few days in the wilderness of the Zapata Swamp, then isolated Lake Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – CIENFUEGOES[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – KIKI

The 2015 Hemingway International Billfish Tournament awards ceremony has ended. Now the world renowned band “The Buena Vista Social Club” has the crowd rocking to traditional Cuban salsa music – even the waiters and waitresses are dancing. Making his way through the melee, Captain Pedro Santos Jr.- his beautiful fiancé at his side – works Read more about FISH CUBA NOW SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – KIKI[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE THE MAN WHO SAVED THE HEMINGWAY

      “We fight to keep this competition alive. The people of Cuba revere the memory of Ernest Hemingway. He is important to us. He is part of our history too.”- Commodore Jose Escrich         THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT LET THE MEMINGWAY DIE     They call him “Commodore.” And, Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE THE MAN WHO SAVED THE HEMINGWAY[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA

            For first time travelers to Cuba, Havana is a must see.  Narrow stone streets separate magnificent architectural monuments in this former colonial capital…. it exudes old world charm. At night, except for the tropical aromas and reggaeton beat, it could well be Seville or any number of European enclaves. Take heart fishing junkies. Even Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances

Chugin’ Up The Mountain……… Native guide Chino downshifts, then pats the dashboard of his 52 Chevy, as if she were a beloved child. “Vamos Mami,” He coaxes. In response, the Peugeot diesel chugs up the steep slope, climbing with the steady gait of a pack-mule. On our left, a lush green forest of towering trees Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People – One Man’s War

One man’s War   Filipe Rodriquez knows war. At 17 as a soldier in the Cuban army serving in Angola, he witnessed armed conflict first- hand. Today the 58 year old Cuban fishing guide is fighting another battle, one that is waged on two fronts, economic and environmental. Filipe’s front line is the pristine flats Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support the Cuban People – One Man’s War[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People

Rumor has it….  Cuba is a rumor mill, especially when the buzz involves ex-president Fidel Castro Ruiz. One thing we know for sure…. the aging leader is an environmentalist.  Castro – soon after the revolution – began replanting clear cut forest, experimenting with environmental friendly farming and launched a process which resulted in almost a Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! – Support the Cuban People

  Cayo Cruz Cuba Lit by the dawn sun, flocks of shimmering red flamingos huddle on sandbars dotting mangrove lined lagoons. Some defy gravity balanced on one spindly leg while others take flight in the early morning sky, their gangly silhouettes somewhat prehistoric in shape and size. I think to myself, this is a good Read more about Fish Cuba Now! – Support the Cuban People[…]