Wish you were here
Well, it seems the Spanish airline has now decided to withdraw the ad, as you can read here.
The decision follows public complaints from a Spanish consumer advocacy group which argued that the promotion was sexist and demeaning to Cuban women, and promoted “sex tourism”.
Curiously, though, there has been no comment about the ad from the authorities in Havana, as far as I can tell.
This is highly unusual, given the Castro regime’s well-developed sense of fake outrage whenever it comes under attack in the media.
You know, the old ploy about defending the “dignity” of the Cuban people …
Perhaps the silence from Havana has something to do with reports showing a serious decline in the number of Western tourists visiting the island?
According to figures quoted by the Associated Press, tourist numbers declined by about 100,000 last year "hitting the communist nation's leading source of income".