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.



The newborn didn't cry after being spanked, so the doctor knew he's deaf so went ahead to scheduled a cochlear-implant procedure in the morning. Surgeons were unaware that they implanted the wrong one, because a Deaf nurse made a switch, saving the Deaf infant from the scalpel. The Deaf mother, who never gave consent to the procedure, praised the Deaf nurse of being brave, risking her job to stand up for what's right. The DA agreed to grant the Deaf nurse immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony in a corruption case against hospital administrators for accepting bribes from manufactures and also violating federal laws of not providing information of various options to parents. The hospital, still not off the hook, still faces potential malpractice lawsuit from the other parents.

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