Warning To Women Travelling To Havana Cuba
(Halifax Nova Scotia)
This is not a 'Havana Love Story' but a warning to female tourists travelling to Havana.
There'a a new breed of Jinetero targetting you, and these are not the street hustlers trying to sell you cheap cigars or guiding you to a casa.
No these are the hustler who are way more priveleged.
These are educated conmen. Technical Engineers, Telemanus, the Telephone Communications Personnel and On Line Editors of websites of Cuban Govt. Cultural websites, with all day access to the net.
Their profiles are on Facebook and Couch Surfing websites. All seeking gullible naive Yumas to fly them out.
Their big cheesy grins alongside their offer of accomodation and declarations they are seeking the 'Love of Their Life'. ...Amor De Mi Vida.
However these guys already have Cuban wives g/friends and children.
But they are looking for a way out. An escape route. At your expense!.
One such hustler is R...... who calls himself 'Chocolato Cubano' on Couch Surfing.
He uses another Couch surfer, a German woman to operate his page and respond to his emails. Because though he has access to the net 24/7 he cannot always access the Couch Surfing Website.
His German friend K..... who has a face like Ms Piggy form the Muppet Show, hopes that 'Chocolato Cubano' can locate a hapless Couch Surfer who might fall for him and fly him out of Cuba, whilst incurring the huge expense that entails. She hopes he might then join her in Germany.
Many Couch Surfers have been faced with the prospect of having to take a cab to this hustler's home 20 miles from the centre of Havana at a cost of 30 CUC.
They have also witnessed R...... being arrested in Havana Veja when 'Guiding them', because it is illegal in Cuba, to have foreign guests stay at your home.
However he continues to host and to invite foreigners to stay on his CS page.
No doubt in the hope that he will find the 'Amor de Mi Vida'. and a passport out of Cuba.