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Finca Vigía was the home of Ernest Hemingway. The house is now a museum.
(Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)
Finca Vigía was the home of Ernest Hemingway. The house is now a museum. (Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)
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Ernest Hemingway is revered not only in the U.S. but also in Cuba, where he spent the last 20 years of his life. For years, his Cuban estate, Finca Vigia, has been falling apart, due to a lack of funds and preservation expertise. But now, Cubans and Americans are working together to restore it.

Tracy Samilton of Here & Now contributor Michigan Radio visited the island and has our story.

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Almost 3,000 books sit on shelves in the library. (Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)
Almost 3,000 books sit on shelves in the library. (Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)
Ada Rosa Alfonso Rosales, director of the Ernest Hemingway Museum. (Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)
Ada Rosa Alfonso Rosales, director of the Ernest Hemingway Museum. (Mercedes Meija/ Michigan Radio)

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Tracy Samilton, auto reporter and producer, Michigan Radio. She tweets @PubRadioTracy.

This segment aired on June 28, 2016.

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