Sunday, August 27, 2006

Anti-Cuba Travel Ban Protest in Miami

Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cubans rallied outside the office of Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla) to protest his support to the ban on travels to Cuba.

With banners that read "Family is Sacred" the group lashed at the ill-famed anti-Cuba hardliner support of the Bush Administration travel ban and his ties with Miami's Cuban Mafia.

Nuevo Herald daily mentions as example Cuban Marta Berros, impeded to visit a ailing brother because she went to the Island in 2004 and Bush spaced out visits to 15 days every three years.

Nereida Rodriguez, of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, termed the law absurd and arbitrary, that estranges aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews from family members.


Enrique said...

En la epoca del 70 no hubo viajes de ningun tipo porque fidel no los permitia ..La gente se moria y se enfermaba como hoy

Celia Cruz no pudo ir al entierro de su madre...

Cero viajes . Mas fuerte el embargo es como unico podremos liberar a Cuba de las garras del comunismo...

vamos publica esto sin miedo , que no estas en Cuba

Cuba Journal said...

Enrique Rubio:

Voy a publicar tu comentario, simplemente porque creo en la libertad de expresion y no creo en la censura.

Sin embargo, ustedes los extremistas del exilio, siempre tratan de silenciar a aquellos que expresan una opinion o escriben algo en contra del "anti-comunismo" descabellado de Miami. Ejemplo: lo que esta sucendiendo con la histeria del Miami-Dade School Board en el caso del libro "Vamos a Cuba."

En Cuba lo que hay es un "Fidelismo" lo cual es una mezcla del nacionalismo Cubano de Jose Marti e ideas socialistas que han beneficiado al pueblo Cuba.

Para muchos, gritar "Abajo Fidel" es una terapia. Se sienten mejor. Como dice el refran Americano: "If it feels good, do it!"

Mi objeccion a la politica de ultra derecha de los extremistas del exilio, es que se han dejado capturar por una politica fallada del imperio norteamericano. Esa politica has been a great failure after 47 years of Cuban revolution. It has accomplished nothing. Fidel is still in power. He is greatly admired in Latin America for having stood up to all the agressions of what the left calls "Yankee Imperialism."

What right do I have to tell Cubans inside the island what kind of system they should have? They made their choice on 1-1-1959 when they sent the corrupt and U.S. supported Batista running to Santo Domingo. The American Mafia that ran Havana had to high tail it to Miami, where they now reside.

The people inside the island do not trust the type of "democracy" that the U.S. wants for Cuba. Look at the types of "democracy" that the U.S. has supported in the past: Pinochet in Chile, D'Abuisson in El Salvador and military juntas in Argentina and Brazil.

47 years of a failed Cuba policy (embargo, travel ban, terrrorism, etc.) have accomplished NOTHING.

If you believe that "cero viajes y mas fuerte el embargo" is going to bring the present Cuba system down, you are living in "Fantasy Island."

Direct engament and dialogue is better than the failed Cuba policy of nine American presidents.

Cubans inside the island will not allow the Yankees to steal their real estate from them. The Cuban Revolution is intensily NATIONALIST, and so am I. Interventionist and meddlesome plans are rejected by the Cuban people.

Cuba for the Cubans inside the island!

Cuba Journal said...

A new Cuba?

Kirby Jones, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, says Canada and European nations have more than 300 joint ventures with Cuba in telecommunications, oil and energy, mining, port management and other sectors. "This is not the Cuba of old, when everything was under Soviet Union domination," he says. "This is a brand new version, a mixture of capitalism and socialism."

Cuba Journal said...

With no embargo, agricultural officials say, U.S. food exports could grow tenfold. Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, says ranchers last year shipped Cuba 78,000 metric tons of chicken. That's 3,500 truckloads of refrigerated containers.

"The opportunities in Cuba are tremendous, due to the proximity to the U.S.," says Sumner, who has dined with Fidel Castro in his Havana palace during agricultural trade missions.