After many generations, there looks to be some negotiations between Cuba and the USA. Though a full lifting of sanctions would be the end goal, at least Obama and Raul Castro have signalled a desire to talk. Here is a small blurb from the BBC article.
President Obama has indicated he would be open to dialogue with Cuba’s leaders.
But he has said that, like previous American presidents, he will only consider a full lifting of the embargo once Cuba’s communist government makes significant moves such as the holding of democratic elections.
Cuba’s President Raul Castro has said he is prepared to negotiate with the new US administration, providing there are no preconditions.
Maybe I am getting my hopes up…
As long as the USA means by democratic elections, not sending in heavily funded US based Capitalist candidates that would import the greedy global corporate machine. Damn, that is what they mean…There is no hope. 😉
It is really amazing after reading this article of the differences between the USA and Cuba, how much our media feeds us lies and is really a tool for “The Man”. Or so conspiracy theories tell me…I tend to believe the opposite to what Fox, CNN, etc…tell me, but that’s just me. This story just like everything else should be taken with a grain of salt, it seems a little biased, but it is refreshing to see.
Why Cuba is a democracy and the US is not by Tim Anderson 15 March 2007: “”
I got a laugh out of this article about the kinds of toys etc…that are marketed to children. Fake lower back tattoos for little girls. What a great idea!
The flying spaghetti monster has inspired many an artist in the USA. In the The Cumberland County Courthouse in Tennessee, there has been a sighting of His Noodleyness. Isn’t it nice to see some free speech going on down south.;)
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