New occupation in Castro’s ‘reformed’ Cuba: The ‘Dandy’

You can file this one under the you-just-can’t-make-this-stuff-up classification so often used when talking about Cuba. From Yoani Sanchez via Translating Cuba, one of the latest private sector, self-employed occupations now “allowed” by the apartheid dictatorship of the Castro crime family: The “Dandy.”

Self-Employed “Dandies” / Yoani Sanchez

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A listing of approved “professions” for the self-employed:

176: Caricaturist: Show off your drawing talent through caricatures of tourists.

177. Artificial Flower Seller: Sell artificial flowers with small souvenirs, carrying a basket and maintaining an appropriate appearance.

178. Street Painter: Through your art reflect the colonial architecture of the Historic Center.

179. Dandy: Dress in a suit of the era, with cane and hat. In the development of your work you can execute dance steps…

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