Tag Archives: Cuba Dilettantes

The Cuban Embargo’s other purposes

People happy about the Obama administration’s change in policy towards Cuba had a remarkably consistent theme in their comments during the day, ‘the Cuban Embargo has failed.’ You won’t be surprised to learn that the actual current legislation — Cuban … Continue reading

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What Cuban American views on the embargo and global warming have in common

What do Cuban American views on the embargo and global warming have in common? They are shifting at about the same pace, 1.3° per century. Think about it, there has been a U.S. foreign policy position in place for over … Continue reading

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How Do I Lift Thee, Let Me Count The Ways

To say that getting the United States to lift their economic sanctions against Cuba is an article of faith to some on the left, is a comical understatement.  Perhaps fueled by guilt, given their complicity in giving Fidel Castro a … Continue reading

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Sarah Stephens — Puppeteer with a cause

Media Puppeteer: n. – One who advocates while pretending to inform. Information typically disseminated by those pretending not to have an opinion, i.e. journalists and/or marionettes. Sarah Stephens is an advocate for lifting the limited U.S. economic embargo against Cuba. … Continue reading

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Economist Bias

In an Economist magazine article designed for making a case for increased contact [dollars] between the US & Cuba without requiring the Cuban regime to actually improve their human rights performance, the article notes the following: the vast majority of … Continue reading

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“I’ve lost fifty years thanks to this regime …"

I had an earlier post which spoke critically of the regime-friendly quotes run in the Washington Post. Contrast that with this quote in the left-leaning French newspaper Le Monde: All that’s left for Cubans, says the correspondent, is black humour, … Continue reading

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Old Policy Disputes Disguised as Compassion

If our Cuban-American community is to show maturity on the issue of how to respond to the train-wreck of a government and coming changes in Cuba, I would think less, not more, emotion would be a goal. Yet, in response … Continue reading

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