Greenwood native immersed in culture of mysterious country

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For more than 40 years, U.S. tourism to the island nation of Cuba has been forbidden.

An embargo placed on travel in the 1960s essentially has cut off one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

Few U.S. travelers have been able to experience the spicy mix of garlic, cumin and oregano in authentic meat turnovers called empanadas or enjoy a café cubano espresso sweetened with locally grown sugar.

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