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Lift the embargo, but don't destroy Cuba's heritage
Lift the embargo, but don't destroy Cuba's heritage

To the editor: News of the U.S. government opening talks with Cuba on normalizing relations and ending the 54-year embargo is long past due; indeed, it recalls Ronald Reagan's "blue jeans and Coca-Cola" strategy in prying open the Iron Curtain that kept much of Europe under communism until the early 1990s. ("Obama's historic shift on Cuba," Editorial, Dec. 17) My only fear might be a small one, but as an architect, urbanist and professor of architecture, a thought that unsettles me about this new stage of relations between the two countries is the potential destruction of Cuba's architectural and urban heritage. One need only look to the havoc caused by...

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