In Cuba, being too pretty can land you in jail – UPDATE

Laura is in her 30s, stunningly beautiful, and not yet married (although she would like to be). To reward her hard work, she once won tickets from her employer to go to a night club with live music. Such clubs are frequented by tourists to Cuba, but the entrance fees are out of the reach of most Cubans, even those like Laura with good jobs. When leaving the club, Laura‚Äôs beauty caught the attention of the police, who accused her of having gone to that club to work as a prostitute for f … [Read more...]

Cuba, Bush and “The Lives of Others”

Jay Nordlinger's column is one of the few places I've seen extensive coverage of President Bush's little-mentioned, must read speech in which he dares to talk plainly about the much distorted realities of Cuba and communism.Says Bush:Cuba's rulers promised individual liberty. Instead they denied their citizens basic rights that the free world takes for granted. In Cuba it is illegal to change jobs, to change houses, to travel abroad, and to read books or magazines without the express … [Read more...]


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