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Two Americans imprisoned in Cuba, six others held by dictatorship over traffic accidents

It seems those "cultural" and "educational" exchanges Americans are enjoying in Cuba can also include a "hostage" experience as well.

Via The Miami Herald:

US issues warning on driving in Cuba

The U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana issued a warning Friday that traffic accidents involving U.S. citizens are on the rise, and noted that seven Americans are currently unable to leave the island because of such accidents.

“We urge you to take extra safety precautions when driving to avoid problems during your stay in Cuba,” the mission, officially the U.S. Interests Section, said in English and Spanish-language statements posted on its Web page and sent to journalists.

Two U.S. citizens were jailed for accident-related offenses during recent months, two others are under house arrest and three more are not being allowed to leave the island because of accident-related offenses, according to the statement.

Continue reading HERE.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-akx-RFExkg/TBDxL_q2l9I/AAAAAAAARi8/a7de0mZC0mE/s1600/14-+coco-taxi-havana.jpg

To avoid Cuba's "hostage" experience, perhaps it's better you take a cab.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/28/3475911/us-issues-warning-on-driving.html#storylink=cpy

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