The term derives from the Spanish jinete ("horserider"). The United States Department of State defines jinetero as: “Street "jockeys," who specialize in swindling tourists.
Most jineteros speak English and go out of their way to appear friendly, by offering to serve as tour guides or to facilitate the purchase of cheap cigars, for example.
However many are in fact professional criminals who will not hesitate to use violence in their efforts to acquire tourists' money and other valuables.” The Justice Minister of Cuba reported that the government convicted 224 people for pimping activities in 2012.
Never thought that I could find something like this in Cuba.The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and due to its strategic location it served as a springboard for the Spanish conquest of the continent, becoming a stopping point for treasure-laden Spanish galleons returning to Spain.King Philip II of Spain granted Havana the title of City in 1592.So the concern of my story is not about scam nor trust.And of course trust can only be strengthen with time. How can I be sure if I don't get to spend time with him? Though we're fortunate, regular communication is still too difficult.