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Posted By Ray Walser On May 6, 2009 @ 12:01 pm In International | Comments Disabled
Results from President Barack Obama’s recent overtures  to the Cuban regime are coming in:
In short, Cuba lurches forward with mummified grace, controlled by grumpy old men, devoured by memories of the heroic, anti-American past, and blinkered by decades of rigid belief in the correctness of Communist theology.
Change may be sweeping Washington, but not so Havana. Perhaps, it’s time for Congress and Washington to leave off “Havana Daydreamin ” and do something radical, like pass pending free trade agreements with Panama, where a pro-American candidate just won the presidency, or with Colombia, a democratic nation of 44-plus million, with a dynamic economy, and oil, natural gas, coal, and “green” potential far superior to Cuba’s
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URLs in this post:
 recent overtures: http://www.reuters.com/article/internalReutersGenNews/idUSTRE52A7GA20090311
 Raul Castro has extended the warm hand of friendship to the peripatetic North Korean Foreign Minister: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=333850&CategoryId=14510
 Cuba’s United Nation’s representatives continue to defend their sovereign right to censorship: http://www.invasor.cu/sistema/paginas/default.asp?lang=en&id=06052009_Cuba%20Again%20Denounces%20US%20Illegal%20Broadcasts
 Fidel still fulminates against the same commercial and trade values Washington promises will change life on the island: http://www.cuba.cu/gobierno/reflexiones/2009/ing/f010509i.html
 Havana Daydreamin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hava%C3%B1a_Daydreamin%27
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