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Tourist response to info about human rights in Cuba: “Please don’t talk to me anymore.”

I received this question from Klout, asking me to respond to an inquiry from a reader whom I assumed was planning a visit to Cuba. What are some things to do in Cuba? My response: I don’t know why you’re visiting Cuba, an island suffering from 54 years of rule by a ruthless dictatorship that […]

“The bus always stops in front of the same building”

That's a quote by former Cuba tour guide Felix Hernandez in the award winning 1984 documentary Conducta Impropria/Improper Conduct, directed by Néstor Almendros and Orlando Jiménez Leal and produced with the support of French television Antenne 2. Yes, there have been some cosmetic changes in Cuba, including in the tourism sector, but the underlying structure […]

But let’s send more money, and TVs, and yet more money!

Capitol Hill Cubans: The Sad Truth "Desde la Habana." ''Castro is only interested in the money that comes from emigres. That they come to Cuba and spend lots of money. That they bring more dollars each time. But he wants them at arms length. Forget about business in strategic sectors. It's better to keep milking […]