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"Two generations were forced to sacrifice everything and we can’t give our children a decent lunch, we can’t give our old people a decent meal," he said. "That’s after 50 years of revolution." (via Hijacker returns to the United States - CNN.com)

"Two generations were forced to sacrifice everything and we can’t give our children a decent lunch, we can’t give our old people a decent meal," he said. "That’s after 50 years of revolution." (via Hijacker returns to the United States - CNN.com)

Cuba’s classic American cars are a massive draw for tourists and smutty windscreen stickers in taxis are unsettling Cuba’s establishment, it seems.(via BBC News - Cuba: Fury over ‘disgusting’ windscreen stickers)
An editorial in Granma, the Havana government’s official newspaper, complains of “unimaginable” messages like “crazy girls have no masters,” and “young girls and alcohol are my thing” emblazoned across the island’s cars. Many of Cuba’s taxis are classic American cars, pre-dating the 1959 Communist revolution, and are a huge draw for tourists. But, for writer Felix Lopez, the experience is ruined by stickers quoting “disgusting” lyrics from reggaeton music, the blend of Caribbean beats and rap that’s popular across much of the region.
Lopez writes: “How many visitors have wondered what those messages mean? Why have local governments not issued regulations banning those types of messages?” He calls on the country’s 46,311 self-employed transportation workers to “do something useful for the society” by instead carrying messages such as “only love works wonders” and “I patch up broken hearts”. The number of licensed taxis has increased since restrictions on car use were relaxed in 2009. Granma - named after the boat in which revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro arrived on the island to topple the Batista dictatorship - is widely held to represent the ruling Communist party’s views.
what about “yo quiero tu dinero” instead of “yo quiero tu sexo”? :))

Cuba’s classic American cars are a massive draw for tourists and smutty windscreen stickers in taxis are unsettling Cuba’s establishment, it seems.(via BBC News - Cuba: Fury over ‘disgusting’ windscreen stickers)

  • An editorial in Granma, the Havana government’s official newspaper, complains of “unimaginable” messages like “crazy girls have no masters,” and “young girls and alcohol are my thing” emblazoned across the island’s cars. Many of Cuba’s taxis are classic American cars, pre-dating the 1959 Communist revolution, and are a huge draw for tourists. But, for writer Felix Lopez, the experience is ruined by stickers quoting “disgusting” lyrics from reggaeton music, the blend of Caribbean beats and rap that’s popular across much of the region.
  • Lopez writes: “How many visitors have wondered what those messages mean? Why have local governments not issued regulations banning those types of messages?” He calls on the country’s 46,311 self-employed transportation workers to “do something useful for the society” by instead carrying messages such as “only love works wonders” and “I patch up broken hearts”. The number of licensed taxis has increased since restrictions on car use were relaxed in 2009. Granma - named after the boat in which revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro arrived on the island to topple the Batista dictatorship - is widely held to represent the ruling Communist party’s views.
what about “yo quiero tu dinero” instead of “yo quiero tu sexo”? :))
Canadians are travelling to Cuba in surprising numbers to sexually exploit young people trapped in this socialist country’s underground sex tourism industry, a joint investigation by the Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language sister publication of the Miami Herald, has found. Havana’s conspicuous scenes of street-level prostitution are the public face of a hidden, sordid trade in children as young as four. Many prostituted children in Cuba are second- or third-generation, following in the footsteps of sex-worker mothers to earn money for families complicit in their exploitation. Cuban authorities deny the problem. And Canada’s lax oversight suggests any self-proclaimed moral obligation to protect children from abuse stops at our own borders. (via Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market | Toronto Star)
I was going to go to Cuba and live in casa particular to learn Spanish, but now I’m afraid I may be accused of crimes I did not commit.. :(

Canadians are travelling to Cuba in surprising numbers to sexually exploit young people trapped in this socialist country’s underground sex tourism industry, a joint investigation by the Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language sister publication of the Miami Herald, has found. Havana’s conspicuous scenes of street-level prostitution are the public face of a hidden, sordid trade in children as young as four. Many prostituted children in Cuba are second- or third-generation, following in the footsteps of sex-worker mothers to earn money for families complicit in their exploitation. Cuban authorities deny the problem. And Canada’s lax oversight suggests any self-proclaimed moral obligation to protect children from abuse stops at our own borders. (via Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market | Toronto Star)

I was going to go to Cuba and live in casa particular to learn Spanish, but now I’m afraid I may be accused of crimes I did not commit.. :(