Elio Garcia fans his godmother Mary McCarthy at their home in Havana
Elio Garcia fans his godmother Mary McCarthy at their home in Havana April 27, 2008. Mary McCarthy celebrated her 108th birthday on Sunday and despite being wheelchair bound, she still dresses up in a satin dress, and with red lipstick coloring her wrinkled face. Her jewelry though, are plastic while her real jewelry and the small fortune she inherited when she was widowed in 1951 have been frozen in a Boston bank since the United States placed Cuba under sanctions after Fidel Castro's leftist revolution in 1959.
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