Time for an evolution in U.S. policy on Cuba

Jun 10, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

The sad irony of U.S.-Cuban relations is that Cuba, under the leadership of 83-year-old Ral Castro, is changing rapidly, and the United States, despite President Obama's promises of a "new beginning," remains largely frozen in a self-destructive Cold War policy.

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Sticks

La Habana, Cuba

#1 Jun 10, 2014
Cuba and Cubans are experts at deceit and deception.
They have been perfecting this art for 50 years. If you think Cuba is changing rapidly, you have been decieved.
Look at the facts.
The new port is empty.
They have been talking about a golf course for 10 years.
The foreign investment program will not attract big companies due to the duel currency problem.
The health care system is very poor for the average Cuban and is getting worse.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Jun 10, 2014
Oh you bet. We haven't got enough anti Americans coming across the border, by all means bring in the Communists. Do the Democrats around this moron President know they will be painted with the same brush come November?
A Country Boy can survive

Miami, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2014
Sticks wrote:
Cuba and Cubans are experts at deceit and deception.
They have been perfecting this art for 50 years. If you think Cuba is changing rapidly, you have been decieved.
Look at the facts.
The new port is empty.
They have been talking about a golf course for 10 years.
The foreign investment program will not attract big companies due to the duel currency problem.
The health care system is very poor for the average Cuban and is getting worse.
"Cubans are experts at deceit and deception."

I agree, UNLIKE you who is not in Cuba , I live in Miami and the Miami Cuban political corruption here makes the NY MAFIA look ethical.

ZERO political and ZERO police standards defines the Miami Cubans idea of government .
AzzBholeBuster

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Jun 10, 2014
A Country Boy can survive wrote:
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"Cubans are experts at deceit and deception."
I agree, UNLIKE you who is not in Cuba , I live in Miami and the Miami Cuban political corruption here makes the NY MAFIA look ethical.
ZERO political and ZERO police standards defines the Miami Cubans idea of government .
Here,you can see the same scumbag posting to himself
WE JUST DONT CARE

Sioux Lookout, Canada

#5 Jun 10, 2014
Sticks wrote:
Cuba and Cubans are experts at deceit and deception.
They have been perfecting this for 50 years. If you think Cuba is changing rapidly, you have been decieved.
Look at the facts.
The new port is empty.
They have been talking about a golf course for 10 years.
The foreign investment program will not attract big companies due to the duel currency problem.
The health care system is very poor for the average Cuban and is getting worse.
Every word you have posted, is absolute HOGWASH!

Where do you get your information - from either of the two, Multi-Names', AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TERRORISTS, or, from The Babbling Bog News source, Another CIA-Sponsored, DIS-INFORMATION RAG,.regarding ANYTHING CUBAN!

!) The new port is empty, BECAUSE IT IS NOT FINISHED YET!
2) There are a total of 16 Golf Courses, in the works
3) YOU KNOW THAT THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE CREATION OF A SINGLE CURRENCY!
4) The FREE Health Care System, is something that US CITIZENS' CAN ONLY WISH, they had in place, in America!

Your ass is sucking air, Multi-Names! NOBODY, but NOBODY, believes A WORD, THAT YOU TWO MISFITS' POST, ON THIS SITE!
Chucktown

Fayetteville, NC

#6 Jun 10, 2014
I'd love to go to Cuba, but it takes a country quite a while to get over a grudge when you shoot down one of their passenger planes and aim nukes at them. Just sayin...
WE JUST DONT CARE

Sioux Lookout, Canada

#7 Jun 10, 2014
Chucktown wrote:
I'd love to go to Cuba, but it takes a country quite a while to get over a grudge when you shoot down one of their passenger planes and aim nukes at them. Just sayin...
What about the Missiles that the USA had Installed in Turkey, Aimed at the RUSSIANS, that were traded, tit for tat, with Kruschev, to be removed, if Russia removed the Missiles from Cuba.

Read up on this freedom of information article, that is AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO IS AMBITIOUS ENOUGH TO LOOK IT UP

You Americans', ARE THE MOST UNINFORMED PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!

That's the way your GOVERNMENT LIKES TO KEEP YOU - TOTALLY (UN), OR MISS-INFORMED!
WE JUST DONT CARE

Sioux Lookout, Canada

#8 Jun 10, 2014
Here are some quotes, written by an American Reporter, in the June 1oth Issue, of 'THE WASHINGTON POST'.

QUOTE:
The sad irony of U.S.-Cuban relations is that Cuba, under the leadership of 83-year-old Raúl Castro, is changing rapidly, and the United States, despite President Obama’s promises of a “new beginning,” remains largely frozen in a self-destructive Cold War policy.

The fifty-plus year-old embargo of Cuba continues. The administration still lists Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism.” The United States continues to sponsor covert activities — this time a U.S. Agency for International Development attempt to generate “smart mobs” through a secret text-messaging program — to help destabilize the regime. Ten presidents after the embargo began, U.S. policy remains dedicated to folly.

Meanwhile the world, the hemisphere and Cuba have changed. If anything, the embargo isolates the United States, not Cuba. Washington’s relationship with the region is deteriorating, corroded by its policy toward Cuba. With few exceptions, the left-leaning governments that govern across Latin America have normal relations with Cuba and scorn the U.S. attempt to isolate the little island. At the last Summit of the Americas in 2012, the presidents of Brazil and of Colombia, one of the few remaining U.S. allies, joined several other countries in announcing they would skip the next summit in 2015 if Cuba is not invited. And well they should, as the summits become increasingly irrelevant, with regional trading and political ties developing with the United States, not Cuba, on the sidelines.

My recent trip to Cuba, as part of the nation’s first educational exchange trip to that country, reaffirmed what Josefina Vidal, head of the North American Division of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, told our delegation in a wide ranging 90-minute conversation:“The U.S. is facing the risk of becoming irrelevant in the future of Cuba.”

The conservative Republican head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donahue, while visiting Cuba last month, reiterated the chamber’s call to lifting the embargo in his speech at the University of Havana. Donahue understands that the major victims of the U.S. blockade are U.S. businesses.

Cuba has just passed a new law facilitating foreign investment. A new rush is on. A Brazilian firm captured the major project of modernizing the port at Mariel. A Chinese company is building 34 wind turbines. And another Chinese company sells the new cars that are starting to be seen on the streets. A British developer has just initialed a deal to build a “luxury golf resort.” The European Union has opened a formal dialogue with Cuba on trade, investment and human rights.

The pace of change in Cuba is accelerating — and is visible on the ground. Paladares (private restaurants), tapas bars and even night clubs are sprouting up in private homes. When Obama rightly eased restrictions on the travel and remittances of Cuban Americans, visitors bearing gifts flooded the island.
Don from Canada

Lebanon, NJ

#9 Jun 10, 2014
WE JUST DONT CARE wrote:
Here are some quotes, written by an American Reporter, in the June 1oth Issue, of 'THE WASHINGTON POST'.
QUOTE:
The sad irony of U.S.-Cuban relations is that Cuba, under the leadership of 83-year-old Raúl Castro, is changing rapidly, and the United States, the travel and remittances of Cuban Americans, visitors bearing gifts flooded the island.
¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡MORE HOGWASH FROM THE TERRORIST!!!!!!!!!

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his real name is mohamed, he is a cyber terrorist, misinforms, lies, creates FALSE debates....
Sticks

La Habana, Cuba

#10 Jun 10, 2014
We just don't care.
Do you live in Cuba?
I do.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#11 Jun 10, 2014
YAWN,YAWN,YAWN, if single Cuban women don't have sex with dogs and the men don't sleep with their 12 year old sons and daughters, and if the married women don't all go out without panties on and butt plugs in place then WE THE GOOD FOLKS ON TOPIX ,don't give two hoots.
Hope I am not speaking out of turn here.
hal

Sydney, Australia

#12 Jun 10, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Oh you bet. We haven't got enough anti Americans coming across the border, by all means bring in the Communists. Do the Democrats around this moron President know they will be painted with the same brush come November?
What's a Communist?
A hippy living in a commune?
Or an Israeli perhaps?
A farmer!
hal

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jun 10, 2014
Negative inputs, negative outputs!
Simple as!!!!
Don from Canada

Lebanon, NJ

#14 Jun 11, 2014
hal wrote:
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What's a Communist?
A hippy living in a commune?
Or an Israeli perhaps?
A farmer!
a dumb unmotivated fanatical parasite
hal

Sydney, Australia

#15 Jun 11, 2014
Don from Canada wrote:
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a dumb unmotivated fanatical parasite
Oh, I see!
You mean a politician!
Don from Canada

Lebanon, NJ

#16 Jun 11, 2014
hal wrote:
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Oh, I see!
You mean a politician!
Yes, a politician. Commies LOVE polititics and aall thas BS!

I am the epitome of anticommunism, hate politics, see government as a necessary evil, the smaller the better, the less politics, the better.

Commies want lots of government, lots of politics, lots of intrussion into people's lives.

They are parasites that love other people's monies.
hal

Sydney, Australia

#17 Jun 11, 2014
Don from Canada wrote:
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Yes, a politician. Commies LOVE polititics and aall thas BS!
I am the epitome of anticommunism, hate politics, see government as a necessary evil, the smaller the better, the less politics, the better.
Commies want lots of government, lots of politics, lots of intrussion into people's lives.
They are parasites that love other people's monies.
You're not gonna like the future much then!
Something to think on.
Where does money come from, and what actually is it?
How is it 'created'?
Who decides how much, and why?
Why even do we need it any more?
Whole new world coming up!
And it won't be full of communists.....whatever you imagine them to be!!!!
DMAN

Aurora, CO

#18 Jun 11, 2014
hal wrote:
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You're not gonna like the future much then!
Something to think on.
Where does money come from, and what actually is it?
How is it 'created'?
Who decides how much, and why?
Why even do we need it any more?
Whole new world coming up!
And it won't be full of communists.....whatever you imagine them to be!!!!
Well said diva..... Hooray for franko,kate,randy and missy..... You rock!~!!!!!!(lol)
Don from Canada

Lebanon, NJ

#19 Jun 11, 2014
hal wrote:
<quoted text>
You're not gonna like the future much then!
Something to think on.
Where does money come from, and what actually is it?
How is it 'created'?
Who decides how much, and why?
Why even do we need it any more?
Whole new world coming up!
And it won't be full of communists.....whatever you imagine them to be!!!!
Only thing worst tan communism is islam!
CommunistsBuster

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#20 Jun 11, 2014
Don from Canada wrote:
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Only thing worst tan communism is islam!
The worst is a communist Muslim such as Curious George AKA faux WJDC

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