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American construction supplies will be sent to Cuba for the first time since the 1950s. The supplies will be used to restore author Ernest Hemingway’s home outside Havana. Hemingway lived in Cuba until 1961, when tensions rose between the United States and Cuba. The two countries’ relations are still strained from the Cold War, but a common interest in Hemingway has given them an opportunity to work together. Their first step is to bring climate-controlled storage for Hemingway’s many hand-written drafts and letters. This will preserve the fragile documents for future generations.

Read more about the restoration project.

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