Should we have relations with Cuba?
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. Cuba has been isolated from the US since the early 1960s due to Cuban missile crisis And bay of pigs mission. I feel that we have punish the government of Cuba long a enough. After putting them basically on "time out", the Cuban economy has suffered huge unreasonable blows and the citizens of Cuba want to see their families and friends who left the nation and sought refugee status in the United States. I feel like things that happened a generation ago, are not working need to have open arms to Cuba. Why ;
1. They are not trying to attack us
2.they are not working with the USSR
3. You have to empathy with the people
1) The diplomatic relations will only help prop up the Castro regime, allowing them to further abuse their power.
2) Cuba consistently violates human rights, and relations will never be successful as long as that aspect remains unaddressed
3) We can never have relations with Cuba as long as the embargo exists, and the Cuban government does not want it lifted
Thus, we can help the Cuban people and economy.
We are friends with China, but they are communist and take away human rights. Same deal as Cuba!
Remember we once owned Cuba.
In addition, the Castro brothers will eventually leave office physically, but these tyrannical government mentalities and policies don't go away overnight. We won't be able to help them set up a constitution or democratic elections, and in fact we will not be helping the Cuban people. It will lead to the lifting of the embargo, which is not a good thing for revolutionaries because it will result in stronger resistance and more violence. The Cuban government uses the embargo as an excuse for denying their people access to the internet, which in this day and age is a huge deal. Senator Marco Rubio agrees and he said "This entire policy shift announced today is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people. All this is going to do is give the Castro regime, which controls every aspect of Cuban life, the opportunity to manipulate these changes to perpetuate itself in power."
Yes, we are friends with China, but we also rely on them heavily in an economic sense and thus the government will find many ways to excuse their behavior for the sake of the economy. That's the way our corrupt world works.
We did own Cuba once, but that is irrelevant. In fact, the Cuban people have made it very clear that they want their independence from Cuban and American influences. Not to say they will deny our help, but there is a very fine line drawn on this issue.
What's sad about this diplomatic relation is that it started during hostage negotiations that even the Pope himself became involved in. Mr. Castro himself says in regards to the recent events "This in no way means that the heart of the matter has been resolved. The economic, commercial and financial blockade, which causes enormous human and economic damages to our country, must cease." Yes, he did acknowledge wrongdoings, but that will not stop the Cuban government from taking advantage of this new opportunity for their own personal agenda.
Below our sources for my claims. The national geographic specifically is a great article which takes perspective of the Cuban people and makes some excellent points. I highly encourage you read because it's very well written, and interesting.
Yes, I heard of Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio and his anti Cuba views. He obvious has some personal issue with the Cuban Government because his family left Cuba. But a VAST MAJORITY of Cuban Americans want this. We want them to help us as a world to reach our goals of have a peaceful world. WE also, want them to join The U.N.(United Nations).
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