April 7, 2014

America's Clueless 'Cuban Twitter' Scheme

Tim Padgett, WLRN

The Associated Press

If you needed any reminding of how archaic and clueless U.S. policy on Cuba can be – and the extent to which it so often actually aids an oppressive communist dictatorship – look no further than Thursday’s excellent Associated Press article about the “Cuban Twitter” fiasco.

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