Whip out the matches, it’s time to light up that Cuban you’ve been saving.
Right when we were starting to think it would be easier to get a ticket to the moon and back than one to Cuba, but Obama just proved us wrong. The White House announced that there will be 20 flights a day, connecting the two countries for the first time in 50 years.
On June 10, several airlines were awarded the right to resume routes to Cuba.
Delta, Jet Blue, Frontier, American and Southwest will all welcome the new flight path. United Airlines will offer 35 flights to José Martí International Airport in Havana immediately. Spirit has flights there, too, so you can definitely afford it. (If you don’t need a bag, pack your own peanuts and enjoy snuggling with strangers.) Luckily, Cuba is only 90 miles away and the ropa vieja is definitely worth it.
Prosper Ortega is on the road to recovery after her husband tied her up and tortured her for days. The attack, which has left the woman blind and deaf, took place in their Atlanta home in front of their infant child. Ortega has worked with domestic abuse victims in the past and wants her photos shared to help other victims.
WARNING: The images in this story are graphic and might be disturbing to some readers.
Atlanta resident Prosper Ortega is recovering after a nightmare you usually only see in movies.
The 23-year-old was tortured for days by her husband, Aaron Uchitel.
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During that time, her husband tried to pull out her teeth, tried biting her upper lip off and even tried gouging her eyes out. Uchitel allegedly drugged her continuously to keep her weak enough to prevent her from escaping. “Her ribs are broken. He beat her ribs and breast, saying her milk was useless and she was worthless,” Fawn Ortega, Prosper’s mother, told WXIA-TV.
She also described to what extent Uchitel was willing to go to hurt her daughter: “He tried to blind her so she couldn’t see her baby, he tried to make her deaf so she couldn’t hear him crying for her,” Ortega’s mother told WXIA-TV.
The baby, less than a month old, was in the same room where the abuse and torture took place.
At one point during the abuse, Ortega managed to escape, but was caught by her husband.