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.



Supergirl (#65/February'02") saves the Deaf school but after reading it, it seems to reinforce our misconceptions, nothing new here, you know what I mean like being lipreaders and all that stuff, anyway the comic treated deafness as a birth defect, blaming it on a chemical plant. The school livelihood is dependent on the settlement won in a lawsuit to keep it operational, but the defendants' lawyers kept on filing appeals after appeals to avoid taking responsibilities for the environment disaster. Supergirl steps in enlisting her friends to protest, does it sounds familiar, against the plant, creating media attention. The storyline, forget it, a disappointment.

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