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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 10:55 AM
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80. So were all Dem candidates except Dennis Kucinich
Edited on Wed Aug-24-05 10:58 AM by Mika
From the Miami Herald after Kerry's nomination
He said Friday, though, that he would lift only the ban on Cuba travel that is not ''pure tourism,''

Kerry still proposed maintaining a ban, just not as restrictive as Bush's.

Kerry said this,
Kerry said he would also lift the restriction on remittances to allow gifts to ''households and humanitarian institutions.'' Bush has restricted gifts to only ''immediate family members,'' but Kerry said the money can be a ''powerful tool'' to help Cubans on the island start small businesses ``and thereby gain a measure of autonomy.''

Then he said this...
`I think you want to begin a process that engages on a principled, measurable goal rather than just going to the Hemingway bar somewhere and spending some money.''

Does this make any sense? I thought that he wanted to encourage small businesses.. like the Hemmingway bars and such on the island. Tourism business is Cuba's #1 product, like the rest of the Caribbean.

Kerry policy on Cuba during his campaign:

  • Cuba would remain under US sanctions.

  • We would still be travel banned unless our travel is deemed worthy by US gov jackboots.


    If Kerry really wanted to help Cubans in Cuba he would espouse the lifting of the unconstitutional US gov travel ban placed on American's travel to Cuba. Cuban small business would florish, and the American eyes would open up to the fact that Cuba isn't a gulag.

    But.. Pandering to the Miamicuban intransigent exiles is a campaign cash cow for both parties.

    charts from

    If you read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins then you would learn that anti Cuba-ism is not just a repuke trait.

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