If you follow the logic of President Obama’s “people-to-people” contact policy towards Cuba, it is American tourists visiting the island and interacting with Cubans who will eventually bring democracy to the nation and help its people rid themselves of the tyrannical dictatorship of the Castro family.
Now, you may very well be asking yourself: How exactly can American tourists pull this off in Cuba?
Well, the Guy Code Blog from MTV gives us a pretty good idea. Here is how some American tourists would achieve this worthy and noble goal…
Cool S*** American Guys Can’t Do In Cuba [VIDEO]
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. banning all travel and trade with Cuba, signed into law by John F. Kennedy. Too bad, ’cause Cuba used to be awesome. In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, if you hit it off with a girl, you’d hop on the next flight to Havana, gamble/drink/bone for 36 hours, then come back home.
That was back when Cuba was owned by the American mafia. They supported a guy named Batista, whom Castro overthrew in 1959. El Jefe then kicked out the mob and their casinos, which prompted the travel ban, ’cause JFK might’ve owed some favors.
Yeah yeah, it was bad that we supported a corrupt government responsible for hurting its own people. But the point is, this sucks for American dudes who can’t visit the island paradise–unlike guys from every other country–even though it’s only 90 miles from Florida. (Well, you can visit, but first you’ve gotta fly to Mexico and change your name, or something.) Here’s five things we’d get to do if we were allowed to visit Cuba…
1. Cuban Cigars
2. Rumba With The Locals
3. Drink Rum Like Hemingway…Or This Guy
4. Watch Crazy Competitive Baseball
5. Cruise In Classic Cars
After looking at this list, I think five activities is overkill. They should have the Castro dictatorship on the ropes just with “watching crazy competitive baseball” and “drink rum like Hemingway.”