CUBA: Quiet docks, empty streets … Cubans count the cost as tourists stay away

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After Donald Trump reversed Obama’s warming of relations, curtailing flights and cruise ship visits, the island is braced for a return to economic limbo

Along the docks in Havana, the streets are quiet. Where thousands of people disembarked from cruise ships on a daily basis, the port now lies empty. A quick stroll away, in the Almacenes de San José crafts market, María Hernández watches a handful of tourists browsing the aisles of this vast restored 19th-century warehouse, hoping they will pause at her stall. For the past nine years, she has been selling a range of goods: decorative plates, coffee mugs, vintage car magnets and Che Guevara key rings. She welcomed the influx of people from the United States after the “normalisation” of relations with Cuba in December 2014.

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  • Linda  On December 22, 2019 at 9:42 am

    America wrote the book on “Economic Assassination”.

    • Emanuel  On December 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      It was President Dufus who reversed Obama’s wise decision to restore common sense to allow Americans to visit the Island.

      The madman wants to wipe out all the progress made by the Brother. Nothing makes him see more red like knowing that a black man made it to the highest office.

      We can only hope that the majority of Americans can see this cancer and burn it off next November. Can’t imagine four more years of insanity.

  • Trevor  On December 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Cubans in GT wit flip flops and plastic bags buying lots of Chinese goods to re-sell in Cuba and Venezuela. I think that Cuba is a victim of AmeriKKKan sanctions, just like Venezuela. Cuba also has oil.

  • Kman  On December 26, 2019 at 11:38 am

    The idiot will be ‘re-elected’ by a landslide in 2020, if he is still alive, Russia will made sure of that. And, if people thought that the current occupant of the WH was bad in his first term, just wait for his second term.

    WWW 3 will occur.

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