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Cane Fields

On one of the last days of December, 1955, following Fidel’s orders, four men drove south from Manzanillo to meet Celia and have her show them landing points along the coast. They followed the old coastal highway from Manzanillo to Campechuela, then continued south on a road branching inland and across the southwestern peninsula to […]

May 9, 1920

Celia was delivered by her father, Dr. Manuel Sánchez Silveira, a rural doctor, on May 9, 1920, at 1:00 p.m. at home, in Media Luna. This town is dominated by a sugar mill and is on Cuba’s south-eastern coast. Manuel Sánchez, and his wife Acacia Manduley, took her to the civil registry on October 16, […]

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