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Larimar — The Young Girl And The Sea

Imagine the light-calorie blue of the ocean. Add the cloud-sprinkled August sky of the Caribbean with a Latin American attitude, and you get one of the most remarkable gems on planet earth. Now imagine earth during its Genesis. Somewhere in the area that would later become the Caribbean, a merely lengthening sliver of solidifying rock was hesitantly emerging from the tumultuous ocean floor, disgorging at its extreme western corner what would later be named the Bahoruco Range on the island of Kiskeya (Quisqueya in Spanish), now known as Haiti and Dominican Republic. Fast-forward about 100 million years. On the...

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A Smokin’ His Cigar

What Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common (besides dabbling in politics). The cigar is the prop used throughout history as status symbol of the elite. We all have a hard time imagining Churchill, Hemingway, and Castro without a stogie wedged or pressed between their lips. Churchill was such an aficionado that a type of cigar was named after him, as was one after Hemingway. Castro was introduced to them by his father at the tender age of fifteen and both he and Che Guevara used them before, during and after the Revolution. And the image...

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