MUSIC: FROM A CUBAN HEART

GLORIA ESTEFAN OPENED THE DOORS FOR LATIN POP MUSIC; NOW HER REACH IS GOING FOR OLYMPIC GLORY

When one-year-old Gloria Maria Fajardo and her family left Cuba for America, Cuba never really left them. Gloria's father, Jose Manuel, had been a motorcycle escort for the wife of Cuban ruler Fulgencio Batista, so when the President was overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1958, the Fajardo family fled Havana on a $21 round-trip flight. But once in the U.S., Jose Manuel became restless, itinerant, dreaming of Cuba. He participated in the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and was thrown into a Cuban prison. Released after two years, he later went to Vietnam with the U.S. Army, was exposed...

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