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Gosh?! The Castro regime actually welcomed and feted American/British filmmakers making a Hemingway movie?!

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An international film crew in recent weeks has been re-enacting this and other historic scenes in the streets of Havana for "Papa," a biopic about the budding friendship between Hemingway and the reporter in the turbulent Cuba of the 1950s.

Years in the making, producers say it is the first full-length feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to be shot in the country since the 1959 revolution.

And my favorite snippet from the AP piece:

There have also been some only-in-Cuba moments of frustration. In a country with a history of high-seas defections, something as simple as getting on a boat requires official approval. So when cast members' names were missing from a list one day, an open-water shoot was delayed.

How's that, AP? Well, we're perplexed. Because for over a year now the AP's own "reporters" (i.e. stenographers) have been "reporting" (i.e. transcribing) how the Castro regime has lifted all travel/emigration restrictions on its subjects. And implying how the U.S is now the bad guy by not lifting travel restrictions on Americans to Cuba.

When you report about a movie project in the U.S. halted for fear that a few American citizens might have boarded a boat--THEN we'll consider the U.S. the "bad guys" on travel.

EZRA144

Le ZZZZUMBA!!!

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