chapter  8
On the Border of Love and Money: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic
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The tourism industry is the primary economic development strategy for both Cuba and the Dominican Republic, creating local direct employment and producing a number of multiplier effects within the countries. Both tourism and remittances represent the major earnings for the state, signifying a continual reliance on former colonial powers and outside forces for economic stability (Jiménez, 1999; Mesa-Lago and Pérez-López, 1999; Wiarda, 1999; World Bank, 2001; Orozco, 2002). This chapter will examine the Cuban and Dominican sexual markets connected to the travel and tourism industry.