As the Biden Administration's Cuba travel policy is eased - and a new wave of travelers is expected - it's important that we respect our impact on the tiny island.
Author - Alezandra Russell
Alezandra Russell is an award-winning activist, author and founder of Urban Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of #Boys affected by human trafficking. Since opening its doors in 2009, the organization has provided emergency services to over 9,000 vulnerable young men and Boys. Urban Light remains one of the only organizations in the world working specifically on behalf of Boys who are overlooked, forgotten, and ignored in the global discussion of trafficking and exploitation. Russell, who was forced to flee Thailand in June 2018 as a result of her work, continues to advocate across the globe for the safety of trafficking survivors, migrants, refugees and marginalized populations.
This $150 million dollar animation film tackles the sudden loss of the Madrigal family’s magical “gifts”, but in fact much deeper issues were being addressed.
It’s not that Cuba is more or less susceptible to it but the island, like anywhere in the world, is not immune either. And so it's everyone's job to be aware.