Cuban sex tourism

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Cuba is generally extremely safe for travelers. Single travelers face no real specific threats or dangers. That said, don't throw common sense out the window. Single travelers -- and women in particular -- should still be careful when walking alone at night, both in Havana and in other more remote destinations. I have never felt unsafe traveling on my own and there are few other countries in the world, like Cuba, where I would consider taking an illegal taxi with a strange man for hundreds of kilometers down back roads. Remember also that there are severe repercussions for Cubans who commit crimes against tourists.

Prostitution in Cuba

The globalization of sex tourism and Cuba: A commodity chains approach | SpringerLink

Cuba is currently facing grave problems because of the continuing U. The country is desperate for foreign exchange, and is looking to the tourist industry as a means to secure it. Cuban tourism has rapidly expanded with 1. Though successfully generating foreign exchange, the vast majority of Cubans are suffering enormous hardship.

The globalization of sex tourism and Cuba: A commodity chains approach

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. For the two Cuban girls, 12 and 13 years old, it was just another sex party with foreign tourists — videotaped, fueled by marijuana and alcohol, and involving sex with both men and women. But this time, year-old Lilian Ramirez Espinosa, who suffered from asthma, gasped and blacked out, according to court documents in the case. Her badly decomposed body was found five days later on the isolated outskirts of the eastern city of Bayamo.
Seventy years later, after much political and socioeconomic change on the island, tourism imaginaries of Cuba still evoked the sensual and erotic pleasures that the country had to offer. Another perspective pays attention to how differences are articulated and the effects they have on the realities people experience, trying to grasp how different self-identifications are brought about and what they achieve in a given situation. The analysis presented in this article follows this second approach, and builds on a growing body of work that calls for subtler analyses of the way intimate encounters in tourism take place, of their power differentials, of the identifications that emerge from them, and of their potential ambiguities see for instance the writings of Pruitt and LaFont, ; Cohen, ; Herold et al.