October 21, 2012

Castro, Crisis & Lessons for Obama

Bush & Calzon, Miami Herald

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President Obama — in a gesture of friendship — lifted U.S. restrictions on the amount of money Americans can send to Cuban relatives. He also urged the Cuban government to lift the punitive taxes it imposes on remittances. The Castros ignored the entreaty. To those in Washington still urging the United States to lift all remaining sanctions with no quid pro quo, the next lesson ought to be obvious.

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TAGGED: Fidel Castro, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba, Cuban Communist Party, 2012, United States, Jeb Bush, Barack Obama

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