"President Raul Castro open to talks with USA" 
Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Well it's about time. President Castro has declared that Cuba is willing to mend fences with the USA and wants to sit down to discuss anything and everything, as long as it's a conversation between equals.

That puts the ball in the USA home court. Nothing will happen before the November elections but should President Obama win re-election than I expect, God willing, an ending to this ridiculous embargo by the USA towards Cuba and her long suffering people.

My 98 year old mother often says that "a kettle watched never boils" so thankfully we have the Olympics as a distraction and time-filler until the elections. She also has another favorite saying "Man plans and God laughs" so who knows what the future holds. Definitely not I. But one can hope...and pray.

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"Cubans they are a travelin'." 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 11:59 PM
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I haven't posted since October last year. There hasn't been any progress to write about...until today. President Raul Castro is allowing Cuban citizens to once again leave the confines of their majestic island and freely travel and explore this magnificent world. I use the term "freely travel' but the experience won't come cheap. Cubans will have to pony up some hard cash to pay for the travel paper-work and documents that will allow them to temporarily leave the island. But I'm thinking that the opportunity will be worth the cost. It's another baby step towards Cuba joining the 21st Century. The world awaits you with open arms...as long as you share with your fellow Cubans your travel adventures. Help build the excitement.


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"UN votes 187 - 2 to end embargo" 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 03:52 PM
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The United Nations has once again, in a mostly symbolic measure, voted 187 - 2 for the USA to end her devastating economic, financial and commercial embargo against Cuba. Only the USA and Israel voted to maintain the decades-long status quo.

I'm hoping for some positive action from the USA after the mid-terms.

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"99 year lease & self-employment." 
Saturday, August 28, 2010, 03:07 PM
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I wonder how long big business has been knocking on the bureaucratic door for them to get this nice little tit-bit thrown their way. A new free-market decree, effective immediately, allowing foreign investors secured 99 year land leases. I'm ok with it as long as all the money flows through the Cuban economy before exiting.

But what I really like is this other free-market decree that "reduces state control on small business...signals a major expansion of self-employment rules." I've been a self-employed small-business since 1971. There's nothing like the freedom, happiness and satisfaction in running your own business. My hope is that all Cuban business people will soon get to enjoy business as I do. Honest with no strings.

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"Destination Cuba" 
Friday, August 20, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Back in May I wrote about the current credible rumors circulating regarding the lifting of travel restrictions between America and Cuba. The results of those rumors are now becoming apparent as Cuba empties her prisons of long suffering opposition voices and America allows more leeway for people-to-people contacts. The winds of change are blowing, albeit just a breeze.

Meanwhile I continue to hear exhilarating stories from excited travelers who have recently returned from Cuba. They gush and marvel at the natural beauty, warmth of the people and value for the travel dollar.

We all know that if Americans were allowed to legally travel to Cuba, the yearly number of visitors to the island would double. And we also know the strength of the American travel dollar as it equates to a nation's economy.

The lifting of the travel ban is a win-win for everyone.

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