Update to CUB12109 of 4 November 1992 on the selection criteria for hiring Cubans to work in tourist hotels and information on the selection criteria for hiring Cubans to work as receptionists at tourist hotels [CUB23278.E]

Information on the hiring practices for receptionists could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

For media reports on recent issues with tourism hiring practices and tourism workers in Cuba, please consult the attached documents.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Cuba Vision Network [Havana, in Spanish]. 29 October 1995. "National Tourism Workers Union Founded." (FBIS-LAT-95-213 3 Nov. 1995, pp. 7-8)

The Economist. 16 May 1992. "Cuba, Communism, Potatoes." (NEXIS)

EFE [Madrid, in Spanish]. 22 January 1996. "Cuban Official Links Increase in Prostitution to Tourism." (FBIS-LAT-96-021 31 Jan. 1996, pp. 11-12)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Editorial Report. 28 November 1995. "National Conference on Tourism Held in Havana." (Tele Rebelde and Cuba Vision Networks [Havana, in Spanish]. 24,25,26 November 1995, in FBIS-LAT-95-228 28 Nov. 1995, pp. 14-15)

_____.2 June 1995. "Straight Talk on Tourism." (Radio Rebelde Network [Havana, in Spanish]. 1 June 1995, in FBIS-LAT-95-106 2 Jun. 1995, p. 6-7)

La Jornada [Mexico City, in Spanish]. 14 August 1995. Jose Zaldia. "Minister Interviewed on Tourism, Education." (FBIS-LAT-95-160 18 Aug. 1995, pp. 12-13).

The New York Times. 28 August 1994. Maria Newman. "Dollars Define Cuba's Haves And Have-Nots," p. 1, 12.

Notimex [Mexico City, in Spanish]. 17 August 1995. "Law on Control of Enterprises by Foreigners." (FBIS-LAT-95-160 18 August 1995, pp. 10-11)

Pittsburg Post-Gazette. 30 July 1995. Two Star Edition. William E. Deibler. "Castro's Changing Cuba." (NEXIS)

Prensa Latina [Havana, in Spanish]. 27 August 1995. "Call For Equal Job Opportunity in Tourism Sector." (FBIS-LAT-95-168 30 Aug. 1995, p. 6)

Radio Rebelde [Havana, in Spanish]. 29 July 1995. Jesus Diaz Noyola. "Tourism Workers Assume Struggle to Combat Corruption." (FBIS-LAT-95-152 8 Aug. 1995, p. 21)

_____. 11 July 1995. "CTC Panel Debates Tourism Employment Policies." (FBIS-LAT-95-139 20 July 1995, p. 5)

_____. 9 May 1995. "Panel Debates Ethics in Tourism Sector." (FBIS-LAT-95-092 12 May 1995, pp. 7-9)

Reuters. 28 February 1995. BC Cycle. "Women's Leader Says Prostitutes Put Cuba to Shame." (NEXIS)

Tele Rebelde and Cuba Vision Networks [Havana, in Spanish]. 23 November 1995. "Tourist Sector Workers in Military Training." (FBIS-LAT-95-229 29 Nov. 1995, pp. 9-10)

Additional Sources Consulted

Caribbean and Central America Reports. Monthly. 1994-1996

DIRB. Cuba country file. 1992-1996

_____. Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly. 1993-1996

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Reports (FBIS). 1992-1996

Hemisphere. Monthly. 1995-1996

Latin American Weekly Reports. Weekly. 1993-1996

On-line sources of media.

Oral sources.