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 article  out of India about a woman who recently divorced, was offer a job, then kidnapped and sold to a Deaf man who raped her for several days before being arrested by police that traced her cell phone leading them to the location.
Young girls are being taught to defend themselves, rapes are usually unreported, occurring every twenty minutes across India. There were a public outcry after a rape of a eleven years old Deaf girl last summer.  

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