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Cuba Changes

Whatcha think? Raul Castro reorganizes Cuban Cabinet - CNN.com

A who cares change? An attempt to reign in more power for himself? Or an attempt to try to make positive changes for the country?

Thoughts? Any Cubans have any ideas?

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If it brings us any closer to allowing US travel to Cuba I'll be a happy guy... a bunch of the cruisers we've met are all heading there or are there now, and we can't go. I think it would be an incredible opportunity for our kids, but I can understand some (but not all) of the reasons we can't go... yet.

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I agree with labatt. As soon as the travel restrictions are lifted, Cuba will be our top cruising destination.

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Change? Maybe Obama put Raul up to it.

As for the embargo, buy your charts and a cruising guides 'cuz there's no way The One isn't going to do away with that "tired old policy" -- now let's see....was it a tired old Bush policy? No. Clinton? No. Bush, Sr? Reagan? Carter? Nixon? Johnson? No, it was Kennedy! Obama will do away with that tired old Kennedy policy.
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Werent cruisers allowed there for a while during the Clinton years? I seem to remember the policy being relaxed and then reimposed by Bush. I might be wrong though.

Either way I have heard that Raul is an alcoholic old man who wont last too much longer. Good riddance to him when he goes.
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Normalization with Cuba??

Sure!!

A free press and individual liberty for it's citizens is WAY over rated anyway!!

What matters is that I have a trendy, cheap place to hang out!!

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Compared to what they must make do with, the average Cuban would consider our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to be a luxury vacation resort.

Liberals who are eager to visit Cuba will get a kick out of meeting real political prisoners chained up in deep, dark dungeons, secret police who monitor your every move, having their phones tapped, and their news censored. It's a regular paradise!

IMHO the U.S. government should allow unrestricted travel and trade with Cuba. A flood of American tourist dollars and business investment will wash away the remnants of Castro's rule in a matter of months.

Cuba libre and viva McDonalds!
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Tired policy

The Cuban embargo has been in place 57 years and not toppled the government yet. Our system of government is better and stronger and wins in a free interchange. An embargo prevents the interchange and enables the governments to hold on to power. End the embargo and start the change.
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Compared to what they must make do with, the average Cuban would consider our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to be a luxury vacation resort.
I doubt this very seriously.
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If we could open up China,,,,,,, If we could open up (and topple) the USSR and Eastern Europe,,,,,,,,,, why does anyone think we could not open up (and transform) Cuba the same way? noreault has it exactly right.

We will never "talk" them into changing ,,,,

We will never "force" them into changing ,,,,,,,

Our only instrument of change is inter-change

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