Hustler in Baracoa
July 14 2014
A word of warning for female travelers visiting Baracoa a sleepy little town at the farthest end of Cuba so quiet you would never expect to meet a con man but believe me they do exist.
This charmer - Dionel makes a living from conning women tourists. He is polite well dressed, (a bit too well dressed in expensive stylish western clothes), a good dancer. His stomping found is the Casa de la Trova Dionel sits there, cola in hand awaiting his prey making gooey eyes at any woman dumb enough to believe he is not a con man jinitero believe me he is.
Dioniel Amaro Jaffita is not single as he claims to be he lives with an older single parent a Cuban woman who has a son by a previous marriage. Dionel will recommend her casa which is not a legal casa but also stinks of cigarette smoke and is so tiny you could not swing a cat in the cramped dark bedroom.