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Prostitution – Made in Cuba?

Prostitution: Made in Cuba? / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on May 15, 2014

The news spread through the international media, except for Cubans, of
course, because it pertained to the “secret,” a word that in the last
days, after the congress of journalists, has been fashionable. To top it
off, they were the same political leaders who tried to blame the
communicators for informing without their consent, and even more,
without their will.

What’s certain is that in Ecuador they have discovered a network of
trafficking of Cuban women, who — deceived by the dream of getting to
Miami — were taken off the island and later obligated to sell their
bodies in a chain of brothels.

Fate again mocks these women, who prostitute themselves in Cuba in
exchange for almost nothing. The majority are cheap, who work on the
dark corners of the barrios. A few make it to the big leagues, which is
access to .

Always victims — be it in Havana or in Quito — the Cuban government
should influence their legal situations, and shouldn’t make expatriation
mandatory for them. In particular, it’s Mariela Castro, from Cenesex,
who should take care of the fate of these young women, those who suffer
and pay for the social whims imposed, first by her uncle, Fidel, and now
by her father, Raul. To be saddled with their last name is a stigma that
would take several generations to clean.

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats

Lawton Settlement. April 2014.

Source: Prostitution: Made in Cuba? / Angel Santiesteban | Translating
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