Forbes promotes tourism to communist Cuba while ignoring the brutal repression

It appears Forbes believes foreign tourists shouldn’t let brutal repression and the misery millions of Cubans are forced to live in sour them on the idea of a tropical vacation in Cuba.

Via CubaNet:

Forbes Ignores Repression in Cuba and Invites Tourists to Travel to the Island

Cuba’s official press wasted no time in bragging about the article titled “It’s a Good Time Now to Go to Cuba” published by the prestigious American magazine

Last Sunday, the AmerIcan magazine Forbes published an article titled “It’s a Good Time Now to Go to Cuba” where it sings the praises of Cuba’s charms but ignores the grave violations of human rights, the shortages, and the absence of freedoms that Cuban nationals endure under Havana’s Communist regime.

The article starts out highlighting that “Day-Glo-colored U.S. cars from the 1950s -from before Castro- are once again rolling down the streets of Havana. Restaurants and hotels have reopened or are new additions to the scene. The quarantine requirements were lifted in November, and 90% of the population has been vaccinated against COVID (and a mask mandate is in effect).”

However, the article makes no reference to the grave public health situation Cubans are experiencing, nor the lack of basic medications to treat common ailments. Also, it does not mention the deplorable conditions of health facilities nor the lack of supplies in the hospitals.

However, the article laments that the travel restrictions approved during the Trump Administration are still in effect, which “blocks American citizens from conducting any kind of business.”

“Cuba is in an excellent position to welcome returning travelers precisely at the start of winter. The warmth of the climate coincides with the warmth of the people who express it in a palpable joy at seeing American tourists visit Cuba like they did during the first wave in 2015,” according to the note.

In that sense, it doesn’t refer to the protests of popular discontent that took place in the island on July 11, considered to be that largest protests in the six decades the Communist regime has been in power. Neither is there any reference to the repression unleashed by the regime in order to contain the protests of 11J, and to prevent the Civic March for Change from taking place this past November 15 (15N).

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1 thought on “Forbes promotes tourism to communist Cuba while ignoring the brutal repression”

  1. “A palpable joy.” Because the slaves are happy slaves, you see, and ever-so-grateful to amuse and serve their betters. If such complicity with evil is not obscene, nothing is. Talk about totalitarian porn. Nauseating.

    Maybe Fontova can look into who wrote the Forbes piece.

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