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.



 An unemployed  Deaf laborer and his family was moved to a Red Cross shelter after his home was burn down to the grounds. Two NYFD firefighters were injured carrying their children out to safety, suffering minor smoke inhalation. Police are on the scene investigating but sources indicated that the family was celebrating, inviting all their Deaf friends over for the mortgage burning ceremony after finally being paid off.  Unfortunately, the Deaf homeowners doesn't have any insurance whatsoever to cover the losses.

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