This Sundays “fourfer”
“The U.S. embargo of Cuba, now a blockade, was initiated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Cold War in response to a 1960 memo written by a senior State Department official. The memo proposed “a line of action that makes the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and the overthrow of the [Castro] government.”
“ To bring about hunger and desperation” – a facet of what is cavalierly referred to in other incidents as “collateral damage”.
Sort of big deal what if innocents suffer or die as long as the U.S. gets it’s way.
Not a fan of Castro, Che, or any of that, but facts are facts and there’s no denying them.
Corporate America is chomping at the bit in anticipation of markets that will open in Cuba resulting from a “normalization” of relations and it wouldn’t surprise me if companies relocated there to take advantage of a cheap labor force.
Benefits for Cubans would be more jobs and more money in the pocket – in theory the Cuban government should assess an equitable tax on such foreign companies to fund their existing healthcare system and whatever infrastructure problems that may exist since it’s doubtful relocating companies would provide such benefits if they were needed.
Marjorie Cohn kind of comes across as though she seeks to portray Cuba as an Eden, and I have more than one issue with the NLG.
Cuba isn’t Eden, but the points she makes are factual and food for thought.
Normalize relations with Cuba? Forget the conservative mumbo jumbo, it’s a no brainer, long overdue, and credit to Obama for opening the door.