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American Harleys capture Cuban soul

Cuban "Harlista" (Harley Davidson biker), Carlos M. Hernandez, hangs around several Harley Davidson motorcycles at EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours. He arrived from Cuba several months ago and is featured in the book "Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor."
Cuban "Harlista" (Harley Davidson biker), Carlos M. Hernandez, hangs around several Harley Davidson motorcycles at EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals and Tours. He arrived from Cuba several months ago and is featured in the book "Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor." pportal@elnuevoherald.com

While Harley Davidson does not necessarily come to mind when discussing Cuban political collateral damage, it is very present on the mind of Cuba's Harlistas.

In their new book Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor, Max Cucchi, Conner Gorry and Jens Fuge gather pictures and testimonies of these Cuban Harley-Davidson bikers known as Harlistas, and explore the rocky relationship between Cuba and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The book focuses on 50 men who resisted the Cuban embargo on Harley Davidson motorcycles after a 1967 order issued by the Cuban government to bury all motorcycles and their parts in a large pit near a prison in Santiago de Cuba.

Read more at InCubaToday.

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