With thanks to…
Sergio Mercenit, our contact and friend on the ground in Havana
Nancy San Martin, Miami Herald, and Portia Siegelbaum, CBS News, for pre-trip intel and guidance
Randy Batista, artist and native Cuban, who helped make the connection between our home and his country
The staff at the UF International Center — Brian Henry, Angela Miller, Susan Lukowe and June Bristol
Our bosses — Randy Bennett, Kathy Chambers, Spiro Kiousis, Ted Spiker — for allowing us to travel
Dean Diane McFarlin for her continued support
From the environmental team: our deepest thanks to the marine scientists Dr. Jorge Alberto Angulo-Valdez and Anmari Alvarez Aleman at the University of Florida, and Dan Whittle, Cuba program director for the Environmental Defense Fund, for their generous background on environmental issues and invaluable suggestions for places to visit.