Panamanian Pandemonium: Ruben Blades: Musician, Actor, Activist
Gerrie Lim, LA Style, July 1988
RUBEN BLADES, Panamanian musician and aspiring politician lately turned Hollywood actor, pulls from a pack the latest in a series of Merit Ultra Lights and ignites it with the still-burning stub of his last, nearly finished cigarette. His preferred attire - blue jeans, canvas shoes, and an untucked cotton shirt hung casually on his six-foot frame - reflects an open nature: He'll answer any question with unbridled enthusiasm.
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