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.
A Minneapolis deaf man was arrested after getting into an argument with a store clerk who refuses to issue a refund or exchange a battery claiming that it's defective being unreachable. The judge release him on bail after an overnight in jail. The store clerk refuses to press battery charges against him, so the judge was lenient, allowing him to plea on a lesser charge of disorderly conduct, expecting him to volunteer with a local organization that distribute hearing aids and batteries to those with low income while on probation. Also, the judge order him to participate in an anger management class It's just not worth it being charged with battery over an nonchargeable battery. Since being on SSI, he now qualified to receive a supply of free batteries from the organization. I think that deaf guy needs to control his temper.