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Rumba in Cuba

South & Central America

Rumba in Cuba

Our cover story in the September 2017 issue focuses on Latin American dance — Cuba's rumba, a pure expression of the island’s identity, is integral to its people and the island's history

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Nicaragua: Coast to coast

Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Coast to coast

Once the watery heart of colonial Central America, the Rio San Juan in Nicaragua was the main corridor between the Caribbean and Pacific. The Panama Canal reduced it to a sleepy backwater, but this mighty…

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St Lucia: The really wild show

St Lucia

St Lucia: The really wild show

St Lucia’s volcanic beaches may be the attraction for many, but there’s more intrigue in the rainforest-smothered interior — its mountainous canopy of green is where the real Caribbean still lives and breathes

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