It was to be expected, Havana is slowly turning into the "in spot" of the hemisphere. Like the rhythmic movement of the waves in the ocean, Havana is a continuum, a whole in history made up of many parts.
In theory, I meet all the existing requirements to temporarily leave Cuba, but I am still emitting critical opinions and this turns me into a special kind of criminal. I have been denied permission to travel six times in two years.
It is a remarkable but true fact that the US government cannot stop regular Americans from traveling to North Korea, Burma, Iran, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Congo, or any other complicated place in the world, except Cuba.