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    Prostitution in Cuba Sustains the Domestic Economy

    Prostitution in Cuba Sustains the Domestic Economy / Angel Santiesteban
    Posted on June 13, 2015

    There is no country in the world, except the Vatican I guess, in which
    there is no prostitution. But when a social process has taken place for
    over half a century, and has proclaimed its eradication, then it is
    warranted to address the issue, hidden for decades from international
    public opinion—like drugs, gambling and other issues taken into account
    to support the dictatorship—because it was most appropriate for the
    welfare of the people and the nation.

    Today, prostitution is an issue treated simply as social conflict. In
    every city in the country there are areas of tolerance, but the state
    does not recognize or accept them.

    Also it is now normal that in households they talk about “jockeys,”
    “female wrestlers,” if not “Fairy Godmothers” when speaking of the women
    of the family who sustain the household economy, and who were previously
    referred to as “black sheep.”

    Cuban journalists, paying homage to a “secrecy” that is not longer
    required, continue to be silent about what everybody knows. When the
    topic has been addressed, it has been through the arts, literature,
    theater, cinema, and music.

    In short, another pending issue that Cuban society needs to debate
    sometime, freely and without taboos.

    Ángel Santiesteban-Prats

    February 24, 2015

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    (Posted on Angel’s blog 8 June 2015)

    Source: Prostitution in Cuba Sustains the Domestic Economy / Angel
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