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So what type of policies should world governments have toward Cuba? Share your thoughts and comments here:
Influence in Cuba will only come through engagement, to include economic and political. I believe it's something we should have done years ago. Group Think always have and will always be terribly bad for this country. Time for change.
Its unconstitutional for the American Govt. to remove the rights of its people to travel to Cuba. The embargo has never worked yet 50 years later we continue to hold onto this disillusion that it our duty to change the regime in this country. If US tourists were permitted to visit Cuba, and at the same time US exports to Cuba were further liberalized, the US economy could reclaim dollars from the Castro regime as fast as the regime could acquire them. Americans visiting Cuba would dramatically increase contact between Cubans and Americans, how can that do anything but improve relations between us.
by doing more commerce with Cuba, money will trickle down to poor people and they will reach a better level in their lives. Right now they have so little commerce that the only money Cuba gets is distribute through the elite (including army... they should be kept happy). The more freedoms and contact with Americans Cuba has, the more they will realize that many of the things they listened for many years are all lies. Open Cuba to the World as soon as possible!!!
Castros brothers have tested every possible way to manipulate the truth for cubans (inside and out) and the world. Fidel is the most cynical lier nowadays. For sure US policy has been his favorite tool.
However, at this point no even the embargo removal would help cubans in the island. There is too much fear, hate and repression. Honestly, I don't see a solution other than a civil war in Cuba. Raul Castro is not going to give an inch of ground.
S.O.S. to the world: Please, don't let cuban government to commit a genocide!!!!!!! That is what is going to happen.
It's imperative for American interests and as a matter of national security to maintain the embargo against the Cuban dictatorship. President Carter and President Clinton Administrations eased the embargo and it brought any change in the Cuban Regime concerning the respect for the Human Rights. America needs to insist in DEMOCRATIC AND FREE and international supervised elections in the Island before recognizing any regime or government. Any money coming from American fresh credit to the Island will be invest not in lifting Cuban people living conditions BUT in more repression and incarceration of peaceful dissidents. Any other consideration is a Sophism paid by the pro-castro leftists in this country.
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