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.


Deaf Pakistanis Protests

The Deaf Pakistanis are protesting in Karachi against the government for their rights to obtain driver's licenses.  I think World Disability Day is a perfect time to air our grievances, and we Deaf Americans can be involved protesting at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington in support of the Deaf in nations denied their rights, and some governments still ignore their commitments, despite being a signatory to the UN Bill of Disabled Rights. Where is our American Deaf leaders today when the oppressed Deaf around the world needed us?

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