Think of Cuba's political prisoners before you spend your dollars there

Cuba desperately wants your dollars, euros, pesos or whatever you want to spend in the island.   It needs tourism very badly.  Today, we learned that Cuba's political prisons are full and very full: "There are at least 87 political prisoners currently in Cuba's prisons, according to a report by the opposition Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission released on Monday.    "The Cuban government continues to have the highest number of political prisoners in the entire Western hemisphere," the commission, headed by Elizardo Sanchez, said.    Six of the 87 people cited by the commission have been designated by Amnesty International as Prisoners of Conscience.   Of the 87 people jailed in Cuba for their political views and/or activities, at least 11 are serving sentences of life behind bars and "remain in isolation cells under cruel, inhumane and degrading and totally unprotected conditions,"...(Read Full Post)