Opening a New Window Into Hemingway's Life, and U.S.-Cuba Ties

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Finca Vigía, the villa outside Havana where Ernest Hemingway lived for 21 years, is being restored through a collaboration involving an American foundation and the Cuban government. Many of the documents the writer left there are being preserved, digitized, and made available outside of Cuba for the first time.

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Finca Vigía, the villa outside Havana where Ernest Hemingway lived for 21 years, is being restored through a collaboration involving an American foundation and the Cuban government. Many of the documents the writer left there are being preserved, digitized, and made available outside of Cuba for the first time.

More than 50 years after his death, Ernest Hemingway is helping to thaw Cuban-American relations.

The American writer loved Cuba and made it his home for more than 20 years, living there from 1939 to 1960. Thanks to an unusual collaboration between an American nonprofit organization and the Cuban government, Hemingway's Cuban home, Finca Vigía, is being restored, and many of the papers he left behind—including letters, passports, hotel bills, and household