Selfies in Cuba

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Read this clever article released by fairly new blogger, and amusing writer, Ana Dopico on her blog Cuba Cargo Cult.

In it she describes: “The recent pictures of Paris Hilton with Fidel Castro Díaz Balart taken while the socialite was in Havana visiting the Habana Hilton (opened by Conrad Hilton)…. Smiling side by side, the selfie socialite and the socialist scion (a good photogenic surrogate for his father) seem to annul sixty years of history. Here we are, it seems to say, the celebrity descendants of two famous dynasties (three if you count the Diaz Balarts), and isn’t all that other nonsense irrelevant when a good selfie is all you need to heal the world. One can almost imagine Paris in the near future naming her new baby Havana Hilton.”

Read the full article on Cuba Cargo Cult, entitled Socialite Revolution: Dynastic Fantasies, Aristocratic Touches and Surrogate Royalty in Havana. Her Conan coverage is tight too.

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