This week, we’re proud to feature a Longreads Member Exclusive from Alma Guillermoprieto and The New York Review of Books.

Born in Mexico City, Guillermoprieto has covered Latin America for NYRB since 1994, and she has also written for The New Yorker, The Guardian and the Washington Post. Today’s feature, “A Visit to Havana,” is about her return to Cuba for Pope John Paul II’s arrival in 1998.

See an excerpt here.

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(Illustration by Kjell Reigstad)