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.


NYT: Between Sound and Silence

I'm beginning to wonder if AGB taken over the New York Times, spreading its propaganda, doing a disservice to my Deaf brother and hundreds of Deaf linotypists who work tirelessly to get "all the news that's fit to print," beating the deadline, rolling the press, and get it to the newsstands at the crack of dawn. I just came across a pro-CI NYT video, our Deaf culture being bombarded with misinformation on every mass media outlets out there such as films and television, newspapers, and now social media. If you got money, you got the power and with that, you can influences anybody. Are fair and balance reporting a thing of the past, they know that being stirred up in drama is what keeping them in business in this digital age. Check out this NYT pro-CI video promoting oralism. It appears audism dominates its editorial board, where is neutrality, fair and balance reporting, the lost art of journalism.  

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