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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:47 PM

Can Kerry make friends with Cuba?

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 04:25 PM CST
Can Kerry make friends with Cuba?

While the ex-senator's been a harsh critic of U.S. policy toward Havana, he’ll have a hard time changing anything
By Nick Miroff, GlobalPost

HAVANA, Cuba — At the last Summit of the Americas, held in Colombia in April, Washington’s rivals in Latin America and its political allies had the same piece of advice for better US diplomacy in the region: get over your Cuba fixation.

Now, with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) likely to be confirmed as the next secretary of state, theUnited States will have a top diplomat who has been a frequent critic of America’s 50-year-old effort to force regime change in Havana.

In recent years, Kerry has been the Senate’s most prominent skeptic of US-funded pro-democracy efforts that give financial backing to dissident groups in Cuba and beam anti-Castro programming to the island through radio and television programs based in Miami.

Kerry has also favored lifting curbs on US travel to the island, and opening up American tourism to the only country in the world the US government restricts its own citizens from visiting.

More:
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/02/can_kerry_make_friends_with_cuba/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:48 PM

1. I think the article is realistic. With Menendez as chair of the SFRC, probably nothing will happen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:49 PM

2. Bacardi would have a fit.

Tossers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. Good Luck Mr. Secretary

This silly policy is a relic of a bygone era.Long past time for it to end.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:14 PM

4. can't believe Obama is this stupid

the whole anti-Susan Rice thing was geared towards getting Kerry on State, so they could launch Scott Walker in Mass.

If there's a special election, Scott Walker is gonna win the Mass seat back, which is a huge shame in itself for such Blue State.

A effing mazing.

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Response to thesteelgeneral3 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:23 PM

5. Scott Walker? Enjoy your stay.

If you dont even know anything about MA, learn. And Ed Markey will be the next Senator of MA, not naked model Scott BROWN.

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Response to thesteelgeneral3 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:40 PM

6. LOL,yeah you really know what you are talking about. n/t

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