I will preface this post by saying that I am not Cuban and have no Cuban relatives although I do have Cuban friends inside the US and in Cuba.
I find the need to clarify my position here as Publisher of the Havana Journal. I comment a lot about the Embargo and call it the “failed Plan A Embargo” and I mean that and there is nothing that will change my mind on it. It is a 45+ year old failed policy that hurts ordinary Cubans and restricts the freedoms of ALL Americans. I will never be in favor of a policy that restricts freedoms.
I have also made the comment that old Cuban exiles have “baggage” meaning that they continue to harbor hatred towards Fidel Castro because he either nationalized their business or forced or encouraged them to leave Cuba shortly after the Revolution.
I strongly believe that these old exiles should “get over it”. They are not going to get their property back. Kicking current residents out of their homes will do no good for anyone.
Now, I am not saying that they should forgive Fidel for being wronged but if the old Cuban exiles don’t “get over it” to me that means that they are quietly harboring some sort of reparations either from Cuba or even from the US.
I will gladly reply to comments from visitors to this site who would like to tell me why they should continue to hate Fidel and support the restrictions on freedoms to ALL Americans.