Embargo? What embargo?

Despite the embargo against Cuba, more than 100,000 Americans visit Havana every year illegally, booking their flight through Canadian travel agencies.

“Most Americans around where I live don’t even know the embargo exists,” said Delia Hernandez, a 20-year-old communications student from Washington State University, as she hung out with some Cuban friends at the bar of the Hotel Victoria, a few blocks from the cinema.

“The embargo is so unfair. It’s so hard on the ordinary Cubans who can’t buy medicine or the food they need because of it,” she said. “There has to be a way of getting ahead in life that isn’t all about the American way.”

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