Yeah! Let’s slurp some mojitos and join the conga line at Dr. Castro’s monkey farm

A Cuban, as seen through a tourist's eyes
A Cuban, as seen through a tourist's eyes

From the Washington Post: More good news about the stunning achievements of the so-called Revolution

Cuba Castrolandia reports revenues rose 12.8 percent last year in tourism, key source of foreign income

HAVANA — Cuba says tourism revenues rose 12.8 percent in 2011, returning to levels from three years earlier as the key sector recovers from losses due to the global financial crisis.

A report posted online by the National Office of Statistics says tourism income was $2.5 billion in 2011, compared to $2.2 billion the previous year.

In all, the island hosted 2.7 million visitors in 2011, up 7 percent from 2.5 million the previous year.

Tourist arrivals continued to increase in recent years despite world financial difficulties. But travelers have been spending less money, delivering a hit to one of Cuba’s main sources of foreign income.

The $2.5 billion figure is about on par with tourism income from 2008
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2 thoughts on “Yeah! Let’s slurp some mojitos and join the conga line at Dr. Castro’s monkey farm”

  1. Try an Afro-Indian mix dressed as a jinetera (if young) or a santera smoking a huge cigar (if old).

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