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Connie Watson's Fixer: the face of a new kind of Cuba


 

Cuban film maker Rolando Almirante working on a set in Old Havana. His movie documenting the roots of son music is but one of the many projects he's been able to launch with the new economic freedoms being allowed by the country's Communist regime. (Photo: Connie Watson)

When correspondents arrive in foreign countries they have to hit the ground running, and do it with the help of savvy local hires we call "fixers." 


They give us the lay of the land and help us find the people and events that tell the story of the place. 

But for the CBC's Latin America correspondent Connie Watson, her fixer turned out to be the story of a new kind of Cuba, even as he guided her through the Pope's recent tour of the country.
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