Cuba Tourism “Expertise!”
The many faces (and hands) of Cuba "Expertise!"
Mexico (pop. 112,336,538) is the most visited nation in Latin America and the tenth most-visited nation on earth. Last year she hosted 22 million tourists.
Cuba (pop.11,253,665) hosted 2.7 million tourists last year and plans to host 3 million next year. (And oh, by the way: Back in the 1950's when Cuba was a "TOURIST PLAYGROUND!" she hosted an average of 180,000 tourists annually.)
In brief: Cuba hosts more tourists per capita than Latin America's TOP tourist destination--and has done so for over a decade. Cuba's tourist facilities are currently maxed out.
Question for the "Experts": for that oft-prognosticated "opening" of the Cuban Stalinist system exactly how many tourists must Cuba host?...we keep waiting, but the "Expert" mantra has not abated or even changed: "more tourists will expose Cubans to the outside world and inexorably lead to an "opening."
Bottom line: Cuban tourism is at an all time high and Castroite political repression is at a two decade high.
Prediction: Flat Earthers will yield to facts before Cuba "Experts."
Another prediction: The layer, upon layer, upon layer of rotten egg crusting on their faces will in no way affect the "Experts'" exalted standing with the media--especially those with Havana bureaus.
Absolutely Un-'Freakin Real.