A new bar is opening in DC, called "Hemingway's Bar", in the invite only Cuban Interests Section. This is vastly better public diplomacy than the US-Cuba tit-for-tat shenanigans of the past.
Small scoop, but on October 6th, the Cuban Interests Section (aka, the Cuban Embassy if we ever get back to normalizing relations) will launch a clever bit of public diplomacy by opening "Hemingway's Bar."
And as commerce can't change hands between Americans and Cubans -- the drinks will be free. I plan to go and will want a "Hemingway Daiquiri" -- double the rum, and no sugar.
And what is as interesting is that the Cuban national historical landmark, the Finca Vigia, which was the Havana hills home built by Ernest Hemingway and his third wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn, will be providing educational and cultural exhibits and material about Hemingway's work and life during his two decades living in Cuba.
Compare this kind of diplomacy to how the Americans and Cubans used to harass each other in the past.
a cartoon revolutionary shouting to Uncle Sam "Señores Imperialistas ¡No les tenemos absolutamente ningún miedo!" - "Mr. Imperialists, We have absolutely no fear of you!"
Then later during the Elian Gonzalez wrestling match,
the Cubans built a stage and rally square as a place where Cubans could
assemble and protest actions of the US government.