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.


Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star did a disservice to the Deaf community, of falling into a bucketful of crab mentality, for accepting accusations against a local Deaf candidate, Chris Haulmark, running for the state legislation in Kansas to represent the 15th district, without investigating them., The Democratic party also fallen into the same trap by distancing themselves, without realizing that Chris Haulman has been honest and being straight forward on admitting his mistakes, and then move on. Chris Haulmark is still out there knocking on every doors in your neighborhoods, keeping his campaign alive while focusing on improving the lives of every single constitute in his district, listening to their concerns and making a commitment to bring about change. The voters, of course, would rather have a Deaf legislator who really listen to them rather than having the present incumbent who still remain deaf to our concerns. Chris Haulmark is an inspiration to us Deaf Americans, which still stand by him, never abandoned him over what already been proven false, which is nothing more than former girlfriends seeking revenge. The Kansas City Star should return to its roots of fair and accurate reporting rather than be caught up in the drama. Chris Haulman is still out there sweating on hot humid days, soaking wet on raining days and smiling on breezing days just to shake your hands, introducing himself and getting to know you individually, listen to a your concerns, answer any questions and willing to discuss any issues that affects us all. Our future is at stake, the ballot box will determine that in a few weeks.          

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