On that same note I've adjusted to using internet one or two hours a month.In the meantime I have rediscovered things like flipping through the pages of books, writing stuff down by hand, and having to admit that I don't know something instead of rapidly looking up the answer on Google while the teacher isn't looking.Instead of making predictable observations about American travel attitudes I think Senator Rubio would have been better off having a discussion on how the United States could do something to prevent child rape tourism to Cuba.
I've made some of the strongest friendships during my time in Cuba from other writers on this website.
The strength of those friendships has almost restored my faith that the online world can lead to offline and real life change.
In a problem this grave both Cuba and the United States share blame.
And while I would like to see both countries take a much more hard-line approach to child rape tourism that involves civil society; as a United States citizen I’m going to appeal to my homeland.
In the United States the story ran one day in the Miami-Herald and I could not find any syndication in other newspapers, not even the European ones.
So I can’t say my society is very interested in making this problem known either.Illegal travel to Cuba under the current United States travel ban usually involves passing through Mexico first, followed by the final leg to Cuba.Upon arrival in Cuba the Cuban Passport Control does not stamp United States passports.Child sex tourism (or child rape tourism as it should be known as) not only exists, but is literally killing Cuban children.I refer here to a from the Miami Herald about a 12 year old girl who was statutorily raped to death by European and Cuban tourists.Senator Rubio recently spoon fed some tired rhetoric to a lobby group about how American travelers to Cuba treat the country as a “zoo”.