The Pioneer

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Tracing family history in Cuba

Tracing family history in Cuba
September 21, 2017

After visiting the calming, yet intimidating ocean, there was only one last main item on my checklist for my time in Caibarién: La Corneta. Illo said Felix had it stored for him and in the months leading...

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes
August 29, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1962, Juan Francisco Luna, or “Illo,” pronounced ee-yo, left his home at 3 a.m. towards the Atlantic Ocean just two blocks from his doorstep in Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba. From a "chapín,"...

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