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When Jeri Met Fidel

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EMBARGO  Directed by Jeri Rice.  A review by Willard  Morgan. Jeri Rice met Fidel Castro on her first trip to Havana in 2002 at a diplomatic reception.  There he made an unlikely confession, declaring through a translator, “I tried to create a utopia but I did not succeed, and I have no time to fix it.”  This may have been a mistaken translation or perhaps Fidel was being flirtatiously provocative.  Whatever the case, it was the beginning of a ten year project that would lead to the making of this film. Jeri had organized a trip to Cuba with 40 influential women from the Pacific Northwest, including U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.  It was the first of many trips that comprise the film, Embargo. This documentary…




Unbiased reporting on economic news and business developments in Cuba by industry sector


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