Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 

2018-09-20

Closure

Another school of the Deaf was facing the chopping block as the state is considering a proposal to close its doors after auditors became concern over the school's skyrocketing utility bills, forcing it to cut vital vocational programs such as cotton-weaving and linotyping classes. A team of investigators were send to the campus to find the underlying causes, and it was discovered that Deaf children has a habit of not closing the doors when they go out to play, wasting energy like money going down the drain. A committee is now revising its curriculum to include energy conservation. Deaf children will be taught to to close the doors, turn off the lights in an effort to improve the school's financial situation. The Republicans passed Deaf school closure bill without debates on the floors nor awaiting the results of the investigation the matter and without input from us, catching us off-guard. The Governor, whose parents are Deaf, vetoed the bill and round up corporations to step in to support the Deaf school, updating its facilities and educational programs. The Governor also signed n executive order that an endowment be set up to keep the Deaf school operating on its own and appointed its first Deaf Superintendent who is committed to its revival, revamping the system and restoring our faith with assurances that we'll  improve the quality of Deaf education.
Keep our Deaf schools open, close the doors!

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