PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Carlos Eire: No es un descara’o…. es un requetedescara’o…. and those fish are too large to be real! Those fake...

  • asombra: The former Hilton hotel in Havana continues to enrich the crowd that stole it, along with their partners in crime. Since 1996,...

  • antonio2009: In 1991, Professor Rolando Armando Alum y Linera was a member of the Instituto de Estudios Cubanos (IEC) headed by Castro...

  • asombra: Simple: if people are allowed to profit by scamming others, they will.

  • asombra: If Paris were any more plastic, she’d be a department store mannequin. I don’t expect she cares about the former...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Cubans who attempt to interact with tourists without authorization face arrest and imprisonment

So much for those so-called cultural exchanges. Any Cuban who tries to interact with foreign tourists without explicit authorization of the Castro dictatorship faces arrest and imprisonment.

Turns out the "Cuba Experts" have been lying to us all this time...

Via Martí News:

http://www.bbg.gov/wp-content/media/2013/06/New-Marti-Logo-Color-sml.jpg
Alleged "harrassing of tourists" could get Cubans jail time

In this edition of Inside Cuba, citizens talk about the State's law criminalizing communication with tourists.

On the island, tourist harassment is a state law that prohibits contact between Cubans and tourists. The law is intended to deter prostitutes and hustlers from approaching foreigners, but policemen from the island can arrest any Cuban on site if they are seen interacting with tourists on the streets. The sanctions to Cubans include fines and jail time that depend on the degree of their harassment.

Cubans can approach tourists for different reasons. Some try to sell items such as rum, tobacco, or sex services to foreigners, while others approach them for money or goods that they cannot buy with their income. These goods vary from food to clothing items. Others instead, approach them to make relationships and find a way out of the island, and others just want to interact with people who are not from there.

Social interaction between Cubans and tourists is a matter of concern to the Cuban regime, which considers tourist harassment as a social danger, and an unmoral, uncivil activity.

1 comment to Cubans who attempt to interact with tourists without authorization face arrest and imprisonment