It's time to embrace Cuba

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    We deal with communist China every day... they buy our bad debt. This is no longer a 1950s-1960s world where commies are the bad guys and capitalists are the good guys. If we establish a full trade agreement with Cuba and allow tourism to flourish into and out of Cuba, it would open up a new market for American businesses and help Cuba's economy surge like it hasn't done in decades. Times are getting tough in Mexico and we're very likely to have a socialist or a communist hard liner in Mexico within the next few years that will promise to clean up Mexico but it will strain relations with the US.

    That being said, having a relationship with Cuba could soften that blow.

    It's time to re-establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba.
     
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    The prospects of a socialist "hard-liner" in Mexico are dubious inasmuch as there was already determination to disenfranchise the PRD and Lopez Obrador. The trade embargo was an injustice to begin with, since the Castro government only expropriated industries (the majority of them privately owned by American entities and essentially used to exploit the Cuban working class) after U.S. representatives refused to accept payment for them. In one sense, the embargo has been even more harmful than Operations Northwoods and Mongoose.
     
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    I don't see why not. Sanctions don't seem to make countries' governments "behave" anyway. They seem to make the people suffer mostly.
     
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    It BEEN time to embrace Cuba for a long time now.
     
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    Fuck Cuba. Fuck China.

    Questions?
     
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    Trade with all, entangle with none of them cagey SOB's though.
     
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    Did you know that the 11th POTUS actually offered $1million to Spain and stated that he would make Cuba a state.

    Just imagine.
     
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    Yes, Cuba has long been a target for imperialistic colonization. In the minds of some, not much has changed.
     

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