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    GALLERY: Mainers’ visits to Cuba - Photo contributed by Robert Rainey | of | Share this photo

    American automobiles of 1950s vintage are still seen on the streets of Havana, since the disruption of trade between the countries meant that no new American cars have been imported into Cuba legally for a half-century.

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    Newly repainted 1950s-vintage American automobiles are a frequent sight on the streets of Havana, according to students from the University of Maine at Augusta who visited recently

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    A street scene captured during a University of Maine at Augusta student trip to Havana.

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    Normal:In Havana’s Revolution Square, the image of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara appears on the headquarters building of the country’s Ministry of Interior. “His image is everywhere,” William Lee said. “Fidel (Castro) gave his speeches from here.”

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    With no diplomatic relations or authorized trade between the countries for more than half a century, American goods are prized in Cuba. Cars of the 1950s are seen frequently. The owner of this classic American car rents it out for wedding parties.

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    A group shot of University of Maine at Augusta students posing in Havana’s Revolution Square during their recent trip to Cuba.

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