On January 20 I posted a piece to my blog entitled ‘Let’s Stop Calling Cuba Unsafe.’ It was a variant on an op-ed piece I posted the same day to Smerconish.com at the invitation of CNN TV anchor and SIRIUS XM Radio host Michael Smerconish.

Then I tweeted the link… which got retweeted by, among others, @Granma_Digital.

Then Granma, the daily newspaper of Cuba (officially it’s the newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba), published its own story about my story. Then it made the Cuban radio and TV news. Fame at last!


I’m delighted. The inane and, following the FBI report, patently false accusations of “sonic attacks” needs exposing far and wide as a, er, trumped up charge intended to scare off U.S. citizens. We’re back in the dinosaur Cold War mentality.

Time to end the facade… as well as the U.S. embargo boondoggle. Five and a half decades is enough!


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.