Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Breaking a Bad Law Over Cuba

By Circles Robinson


January 17, 2005

When the retired US couple Fred and Kathy Harper* left for Cuba on a two-week cycling tour they knew they were breaking a law increasingly enforced by the Bush administration, but they still thought they were doing the right thing.

“It’s not a pretty story,” the Harpers told me. “We were part of a bicycle tour out of Toronto. Upon returning from our wonderful visit to Cuba, we went through US customs from Canada and that’s where the nightmare began. We were treated as if we were Bin Laden’s lieutenants or hardened criminals.”

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