Can Castro, Inc. throw a party or what? On Friday, the regime welcomed its 2 millionth tourist of 2008 with free drinks and free music.
Mojitos, salsa greet Cuba’s 2 millionth tourist
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba welcomed its 2 millionth tourist of 2008 on Friday with a salsa band, strong mojitos and word that the island expects to set a record this year for foreign visitors despite three hurricanes and a global economic crisis.
Authorities hung a red-and-white banner reading “welcome visitor” in five languages just outside the customs area as Air Canada Flight 370 from Toronto touched down at Havana Airport.
“Is this a nice way to start? I’ll say!” said Helen Lueke, a secretary in her 60s from Sherwood Park, Canada, who comes to Cuba about once a year — but has never been greeted at the airport with mojitos.
Meanwhile back at the plantation, the regime also throws a party for Cuba’s 11-million+ residents every day. But instead of salsa music and mojitos, every morning Cubans are welcomed with a fresh new batch of oppression and misery.
What was that again about how tourism and foreigners will bring about an end to the Cuban dictatorship?