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Posted January 12, 2005 by publisher in Cuban Americans

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Cuban-Americans in Miami are expressing outrage at Pope John Paul II’s renewed opposition to the U.S. embargo of Cuba.

Spanish Language talk shows got livelier this week as callers vented their disappointment in the pope, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

“It’s nothing different than the same attitude that the pope has had in regard to Cuba, which is really sad because it’s not the same attitude he had toward Poland or toward communism” in other countries, said Miami activist Ninoska Perez Castellon. “It’s really disappointing.”

The pope criticized the embargo during a meeting Saturday with Raul Roa Kouri, Havana’s new ambassador to the Vatican.

“The Holy See wishes ardently that the obstacles that currently impede free communication and exchange between Cuba and the international community may be overcome as soon as possible, thus consolidating by means of a respectful and open dialogue among all, the conditions necessary for genuine development,” the pope said.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on January 13, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    Hogwash,Cunams in Miami need to get over it already,people it’ been 46 years when you thought it would last 46 days,guess what?

    You have to deal and live with it and look towards a better resolution instead of continuing to support the deprivement of your countrymen.

    It’ real easy to say keep pounding Cuba and Cubans with restrictions all the while stuffing your faces like pigs and throwing away left overs with not even thinking of your countrymen,you are no longer Cuban,you are now Americans and as Americans you should ALL fight for your constitutional rights such as freedom to travel instead of helping starve those in Cuba.

    And for those who come on here spitting mindless babbling debates on how Cubans have no freedom of speech,I think you better take a trip to Cuba to see for yourselves if the Cuban people in Cuba speak freely or not,you would be surprised how these days people speak openly in Cuba and without being thrown in jail,the government has no choice but to deal with it as they do not have the room to jail every Cuban who these days speak freely.

    So please save your clueless retorts without having experienced it for yourselves as I have many time.

    Tourism is up since last year,now please explain on how the broken constitutional law of freedom to travel has hurt Cuba?

    Transcard International has seen a 35% increase in their remittance business while american companies have only been hurt do to the new restrictions,many are closing down shop cause of this,so who in the long run has been hurt by all this?

    Not Cuba,that’ for sure!



  2. Follow up post #2 added on January 13, 2005 by cajio with 26 total posts

    Who are these “Cuban-Americans” Pick one
    1. Donít have any family left in Cuba.
    2. Have family in Cuba, but donít care.
    3. Support the embargo but send money to Cuba so only HIS family lives well.
    4.  Thinks that by depriving the Cuban population of “living necessities” in some way or form that it will hurt Castro.
    5.  Have not figured out that if “plan A” does not work after over 40 years, you need to go to “plan B “

  3. Follow up post #3 added on January 13, 2005 by Jesus with 42 total posts

    Good analysis cajio, the only problem is these folks are not smart enough to have a plan B.

  4. Follow up post #4 added on January 13, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    I disagree,I feel that Plab B has been in affect for many years.

    Plan B consist mainly on supporting restictions on Cuba all the while opening a so called non profit organization to fight against Castro,in return the government & exiles donate to them millions of dollars in which they can afford to live like kings & queens.

    That’ plan B.

    Do not be fooled by their false propoganda,they do not want a Castro free Cuba because if that was to happen,there goes there million dollar donations/business!

    Smoke screens are everywhere! jajajaja

  5. Follow up post #5 added on January 13, 2005 by cajio with 26 total posts

    Just for the record YoungCuban,  your Plan B (well known and documented for years) is what I called Plan A.

  6. Follow up post #6 added on January 13, 2005 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    Good point Cajio! jajajaja

  7. Follow up post #7 added on January 14, 2005 by GregoryHavana with 196 total posts

    I agree with everyone here. Too bad we don’t have some dumb embargo supporter to enter into the fray so that we can have fun showing him/her how foolish and out of touch with reality they are. Ninoska, where are you babe?
    p.s.On a serious note, does anyone know what the local Catholic Churches in South Florida say about the embargo? I am interested to know if they actually contradict their own pope.

  8. Follow up post #8 added on September 18, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

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