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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Reaching Out to the Cuban People...still farther than you think!

Dear Mr. President,
Forty nine years ago the USA placed an embargo on Cuba as you know.  Since then we no longer "duck and cover" to protect us from the missiles.  Mariel sent 100,000 by boat to Miami.  Captain Casey Abbott became the President of The United States of America.  The USSR dissolved 20 years ago.  The machines have taken over the world (internet) and the Terminator has been a Governor for years. The USA is in financial debt to China.  There are no more pigs in the bay!  But the name Castro still reins supreme with the help of our embargo.  Why is it I can openly sail in the land of Chavez and Santos but not such a simple place only 90 miles from home?  

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

Reaching Out to the Cuban People

Today, President Obama has directed the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future.
The President has directed that changes be made to regulations and policies governing:  (1) purposeful travel; (2) non-family remittances; and (3) U.S. airports supporting licensed charter flights to and from Cuba.  These measures will increase people-to-people contact; support civil society in Cuba; enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people; and help promote their independence from Cuban authorities.
The President ... (continued here)

Still not enough! Still not soon enough!

1 comment:

  1. I agree!

    If we really want change in Cuba, then opening up and allowing them to participate in our society is the only way to move forward and free the people of Cuba. Old policies are just that, Old. They haven't worked and won't.