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Douglas, Penn spotted in Cuba

Michael Douglas listens to  Patricia Rodriguez during a tour Tuesday of Old Havana historical center.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Michael Douglas listens to Patricia Rodriguez during a tour Tuesday of Old Havana historical center. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

HAVANA – Michael Douglas staged an impromptu walking tour of the Cuban capital’s historic district Tuesday, posing for photos with construction workers and surprised residents.

His visit came two days after fellow actor Sean Penn arrived in Cuba, reportedly seeking an interview with 82-year-old Fidel Castro, who has been little seen since announcing he was suffering from an unspecified illness in July 2006.

Penn traveled to the Isle of Youth, off mainland Cuba on Monday to meet with local artists.

Little was known about Douglas’ plans for his four days in Cuba, but he was accompanied on his walk through Havana’s old quarter by Patricia Rodriguez, an official at the city historian’s office.



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