Friday, August 03, 2007

Meetings, conventions, birthdays ...

Here is a news brief that may have passed you by: Cuba has become a leading destination for conventions, exhibitions and corporate meetings.

At least that’s the claim made by the Ministry of Tourism, according to this item published by Prensa Latina, the official newsagency of the Castro regime.

The Ministry says some 300 international meetings and conventions were held on the island last year, attracting thousands of overseas visitors and placing Cuba as the sixth most popular destination for such events in Latin America.

The attractions?

Well, the Ministry claims that Cuba boasts plenty of convention centres and exhibition facilities that can offer visitors “the latest information technologies” and excellent “means of transportation”.

No doubt this will come as a surprise to most ordinary Cubans, who are barred from freely accessing “the latest information technologies”.

As for means of transportation …


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