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Feliz Navidad en Cuba

improvement since my first trip in 2000. At that time I saw wood scaffolding holding up older wood scaffolding, which in turn was

holding up the building façade. As you know, the Soviet Union kept Cuba going until it broke apart in 1991. Venezuela has been supporting Cuba lately, especially with petroleum and other subsidies, but that may be coming to a halt soon, owing to economic problems there. One other impediment for American travel is that our banks don’t allow credit or debit card use in Cuba, for the most part. Although this may hopefully change soon, for now, take plenty of cash to spend directly, or convert to the CUC convertible peso. The problem with this is the banks or hotels take their piece of the exchange rate, so things aren’t the bargain you might expect.

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