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Cuba is a safe place for U.S. citizens, according to travel expert Journalist Christopher P. Baker

Cuba is a safe place for U.S. citizens, according to travel expert
Journalist Christopher P. Baker refuted claims that Cuba is an “unsafe” destination while the island was awarded the Excellence Prize as the safest country for tourism, at the 38th International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spain

Author: Redacción Digital | internet@granma.cu
january 23, 2018 12:01:54

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In his January 21st article, journalist and tourism expert Christopher P. Baker noted that he believes Cuba to be “the safest place in the Americas outside Canada,” and recommends U.S. citizens visit the island. Baker goes on to note that on January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual                                                                                                                                                         International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. However, the island continues to be the only nation to which U.S. citizens are prohibited from traveling as tourists. Despite this “More than 615,000 U.S. travelers visited Cuba in 2017—a banner year as overall tourism to Cuba topped 4.5 million,” according to Baker.He also recalled that there is comparatively little crime on the island, “Gun crime is unheard of in Cuba. Violent crime is rare,” something that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, he notes. Thus, “the notion of Cuba being unsafe is bogus,” according to the expert, who highlighted the absurdity of allegations of supposed “sonic attacks” against some 20 or so U.S. diplomats and their family members in Havana.

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