Commentary: Cuban Connection Commentator Ana Hebra Flaster was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a child. She spends a lot of time trying to get around the trade embargo -- finding ways to get money and gifts to relatives still in Cuba. Right now, her best connection is a gay hairdresser in New Jersey who travels to Cuba to see his boyfriend. He charges 10 percent for cash deliveries to her relatives.
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Commentary: Cuban Connection

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Commentator Ana Hebra Flaster was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a child. She spends a lot of time trying to get around the trade embargo — finding ways to get money and gifts to relatives still in Cuba. Right now, her best connection is a gay hairdresser in New Jersey who travels to Cuba to see his boyfriend. He charges 10 percent for cash deliveries to her relatives.