Love in Cuba with some Interesting Twists
by Jaimie Cooper
(Toronto Ontario Canada)
I met a young lady some years ago and booked her into a local resort. Enroute we were stopped by the police and she was removed from the taxi and checked...the police came and checked my passport. She returned to the vehicle and we proceeded to the resort where she checked into her own room...the police returned and took her away again...this time for over 2 hours...she returned but was very quiet. It was only this year - January 2010 - I was told by her what occured. It seems she was given a verbal warning the first time she was stopped...and when they took out of the resort the second time...she was told to sign a document stating she was in violation of some law and that if she did not sign it she would go to jail ... so she signed it.
I have been seeing her now for almost 4 years and she was again challenged for being with me - 2010 - and told if she saw me again she would face a tribunal and may get up to 4 years in jail. This seemed to be the result of her contacting the local police chief to seek permission to see me. He advised her that due to the fact she had this past record...even though it was with me ... she could not have permission to be with me... Now it does appear that the only way to see her is by way of a marriage contractual agreement, which seems rediculous in that I only come to Cuba a couple of times a year and she has to confine herself soley to me ... or else if she is with someone other than me...she goes to jail.. I do not want anything to happen to this girl as she seems honest and has never at any time asked me for anything nor has she ever done anything that would make me suspicious of her activities in any way...so to save her from her own laws I must sign this agreement of espousalship - or leave her to the whims of Cuban authorities ... It seems these laws promote unhealthy decisions for their women.
What to do?