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Posted January 14, 2006 by publisher in US Embargo

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We have international baseball putting pressure on the Bush Administration to let Cuba play baseball in the World Classic game.

We have the wet foot dry foot policy under fire because 15 cubans were sent home because they didn’t quite make it to dry land.

We have the Venceremos Brigade and the Pastors for Peace being fined $1.5million for going to Cuba so that’s a battle of religious right vs. old Cuban exiles.

All this spotlight on the stupid Embargo and before you know it, the average American starts to ask their Senators and Congressmen why we have this Embargo. Most Senators and Congressmen support easing of the Embargo so they don’t see why it should be prolonged then, before you know it, POOF.

The Embargo is gone. Maybe phased out. Sure, phased out like a damn busting!

What do you think? Is 2006 the last year of the 45+ year failed Plan A Embargo?

  1. Follow up post #1 added on January 14, 2006 by ROLO

    Beyond any doubt,the embargo is a failure,However the cuban
    government has to do more and more so as to open the game,
    for instant giving a real spectrum for the genuine dissidents
    groups,review old policies which all of them are Fiascos as
    well;so I am in the view that is not just the embargo which has to go
    to the beyond but also some harmful cuban policies have to go
    on the same way with the embargo.

  2. Follow up post #2 added on January 14, 2006 by ElaineMiami

    I don’t know about probable, but it definitely falls within the realm of possibility if our more vocal political leaders speak out.  Sanctions are cruel and unjust and I think more and more people are coming to realize this, even in the exile community as the more open-minded second and third generation Cuban-Americans mature.  Hopefully the Democrats will win back the House and Senate in 2006, and that would be a great start. With most Americans favoring lifting the Embargo, and most countries in the UN voting it down, the situation is ripe for change.  We just need someone of influence to take the stand on this.

  3. Follow up post #3 added on January 14, 2006 by jesusp with 246 total posts

    If democrats are able to win back the House, Senate, or both, there is a reasonable chance, however, as long as the republicans control both and with Mr. Bush in the White House, there is no chance, this is an administration that is commited to the extreme right and has no vision to change this failed policy.

  4. Follow up post #4 added on January 14, 2006 by CWS

    My feeling was that Bush, if re-elected, would allow Congress to figure out a way to end the embargo in such a way where he couldn’t veto it. This was based on the notion that he cares far more for his Chamber of Commerce buddies—who want to get into Cuba and make money—than the shrinking Cuban exile community. But Jeb has not signed on. He’ the wild card. Also, to spite Chavez, I don’t see any conservatives doing Cuba favors in the immediate future.

  5. Follow up post #5 added on January 14, 2006 by yumaguy with 176 total posts

    Only if Castro dies this year.

  6. Follow up post #6 added on January 15, 2006 by YoungCuban with 409 total posts

    The way Repiblicans have been behaving as of late I doubt a Republican will win in 2008, I don’t see Jeb running in 2008 as he seems to be the smarter of the Bush’, I am sure he knows he doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of winning.

    As far as the embargo ending in 2006,no chance, Cuban exile leaders will see to that (as always).

    The end of the embargo means the end of big dollar contributions to Cuban exile organizations and the opening to Cuba’ international credit (spending). Won’t happen for now!

    Go Hiliary 2008!

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