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U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

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I’m completely outraged by this! It’s so ridiculous to continue to punish the population!

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If we were thinking clearly about Cuba, we (as a country) would realize that we have achieved exactly NOTHING by six decades of blockade. It's time to lift the embargo and normalize relations.

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This will make things worse not better for the Cuban people. So who is behind the uprising? I have a real good ideal.

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The Corporate world are behind such things because small Honorable countries like Cuba don't allow the Corporate's to ransack their countries ( like they were in Cuba before they were kicked out). The Corporates pay the pipers (the politicians) and the pipers play the Corporate tunes.

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To clarify something, my coment (about corporate pied-pipers) refers to multinational Corporations presently outside Cuba, who pay contributions to politicians, outside Cuba, then put pressure on those politicians to place sanctons on Cuba for various reasona e.g simply ideologically opposed to such an egalitarian system, or with an intention of breaking the system so they can go and exploit what would be one of the few new territories not under corporation hegemony. The country of Venezuela is another example. Back in the 1980's El Slvadore and other Central American nations succumb to this pressure. This outside interference causes the nation economic difficulties. Corporates then use e.g. certain news agencies to depict those economic problems (constructed by the Corporates) as well as resulting frustrations of local population and claim that is a sign of failings of the nations unorthodox system (e.g. Cuban economic system).

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Well, it's pretty clear that DT hasn't been to the 'resorts' in Cuba, or gone walking around Cuba. They tend not to be the megachain owned monstrosities. The irony is that the American economic war on Cubans makes sure of that.

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To be clear, Biden does not have a policy of excluding refugees from Cuba.

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Why does Cuba's current turmoil so closely resemble so many other countries where the CIA has been proven to have provided full support to the dissatisfied minority to destroy a noncompliant government? And, "Civil Rights"? America has been violating the civil rights of Cuba and the Cuban People for well over two generations with the U.S. jackboot squarely on the economic throat of a people whose major export to the World is DOCTORS sent to wherever they are most needed. Regarding 'socialism', most of the poor saps who condemn the word condemn it because they have no idea what it actually means. And those MOST adamant that 'socialism' is poison also seem to have sympathies with the National Socialism that swept Germany to disaster but hardly resembled the distorted 'socialism' that the critics claim 'socialism' to be. Words. People who respond to 'words' rather than the behaviors those words represent are trump's greatest asset. And, regarding 'liberalism' and 'conservatism', there are other exactly appropriate words that reflect 'behavior' rather than political lies that may be used: 'altruism' and 'blind selfishness'. Leave Cuba alone, America, and try to understand what the word FREEDOM really means.

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In the ME, people protest against being subjected to a Crime Against Humanity, and the US sanctions the protesters.

In Cuba, people protest against the government protecting them from being exploited by the US, and the US sanctions the government.

There is a reason why, for decades, when people in any country are asked what government poses the biggest threat to them, in over 90% of the world the number one answer is the American government, and in the countries where the majority of the population doesn't see the US as the biggest threat to them, it's the second most named threat.

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But Cuban migrants are largely flocking to the U.S.-Mexico land border, not the U.S. coast. And in a sharp break from his predecessor Donald Trump, President Joe Biden has been letting most in pending the outcome of their asylum applications, according to government data.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-warns-cubans-away-sea-crossings-amid-protests-most-cross-land-2021-07-13/

Will the misinformation from Blacklabel and Zaphod be allowed to stand?

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And the human rights abuses in 'murikkka..

Biggest double standard country of the world..

Then let Cubans come to the USA?

dems say no, because they “vote wrong”. Cubans much more likely to vote against socialist Dem policies.

Because they lived under those and know first hand what they are and what they do to the people.

Conservative ignorance proved, again..

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And, if America TRULY had an issue with the violation of 'civil rights', we would be sanctioning LOS ANGELES and numerous other areas of the United States before ever we would have a right to criticize others...

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U.S. imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

Meanwhile, the Biden admin is adamant that refugees from Cuba can not be accepted. Finally they found a migrant group that they do not like.... of course, the voting record of that group has nothing to do with this sudden anti-migration position...

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yet Cubans are not allowed to come to the USA to escape these abuses. Well, unless they come illegally through the wide open US/Mexico border like everyone else.

“Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”

how welcoming.

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Then let Cubans come to the USA?

dems say no, because they “vote wrong”. Cubans much more likely to vote against socialist Dem policies.

Because they lived under those and know first hand what they are and what they do to the people.

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The Corporate world are behind such things because small Honorable countries like Cuba don't allow the Corporate's to ransack their countries ( like they were in Cuba before they were kicked out). The Corporates pay the pipers (the politicians) and the pipers play the Corporate tunes.

I think you have it backwards. The average Cuban is tired of incessant food shortages and rising prices while their government funnels money to big foreign firms to build tourist hotels and other tourist facilities. Street vendors and small business owners see their taxes rise but services don't follow. Their government claims to lack resources but has money to throw at the tourist industry. Cuba is experiencing its worst economic downturn since the collapse of the USSR combined with the effects of the pandemic. People are angry and that anger isn't going away this time I think.

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Well, it's pretty clear that DT hasn't been to the 'resorts' in Cuba, or gone walking around Cuba. They tend not to be the megachain owned monstrosities

How then do you categorize Starwood, Marriot, NA Hotel Group SA, MGM Muthu Hotels (a big Indian chain no relation to MGM Studios), Barcelo Hotels and Resorts, and Iberostar? These are all big global resort hotel chains with operations in Cuba. Your research didn't reveal to you that many of these supposedly local hotels in Cuba are in fact owned by big, often Spanish owned, hotel groups. The rest of the world has been operating freely in Cuba even as the US embargoed them and the disparities in the treatment of big international firms, mostly non American firms, vs how the average Cuban has to struggle for everything is part of the reason for the demonstrations. Of course it probably didn't help when one of Fidel Castro's sons posted a video of him in his brand new Mercedes Benz living it up. Nope, no reason for resentment there. Had to be the work of the CIA.

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