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.



There is a lot of Deaf cowboys out there, but most of us never rode a horse, we just wear their jeans, a symbol of America seen around the globe, in Western movies, Marlboro ads, line dancing and  bars playing cars. Now lets get down to business, we Deaf urban dwellers tends to wear Levi because we are Democrats and those Deaf in the rural areas tends to wear Wranglers because they are Republicans. Our nation is divided into Red and Blue states, and that believe it or not, politics does influence consumers' taste, and that includes boardroom decision making where Levi tends to be more liberal, supporting gun control, etc. Wrangler is just the opposite, being more conservative. It just can't be, why don't you take a poll yourself at the next Deaf gathering, asking them their political affiliation matches where they are wearing, then you will see what I mean.
Source: WSJ (11/20-front page).   

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