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White House To Amend SOME Restrictions With Cuba

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The Obama Administration is putting together rules that would allow for some Cuba travel.

Along with Cuba travel, they're also looking to develop a strong ability for Americans to send aid to Cuba for their economy.

It looks like the main goal here is to allow exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba in the form of academics, corporations, humanitarian groups, and athletic teams.

Here's what an aide had to say on the subject:

(the policy is) "to go down there give a message of hope, to help the Cuban people forge their own future as they want, not necessarily as the way another government wants."

And here's more from State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

"Our overarching goal here is to encourage a more open environment in Cuba and increased respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. And, consistent with that objective, we've promoted measures to encourage the free flow of information and humanitarian items to the Cuban people."

And a statement from White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton:

"…the president is going to continue to do things that are in the best interest of the United States and that help to create a more democratic environment and expand freedoms for the Cuban people."


What do U think of this plan to allow more exchanges with Cuba?

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21 comments to “White House To Amend SOME Restrictions With Cuba”

  1. 1

    i think he is campaigning for the next election

  2. 2

    Cuba rocks,Ive been there twice.As a Canadian its a huge party place, best beaches good rum awesome people,ya the politics suck but who cares.

  3. 3

    Perez, Mama,
    This makes Andy very happy! I'm a Latin American Studies Major at Berkeley and I know you got some Cuban@ in your sangre and so I decided to post since I don't know how well versed my generation is on the US-Cuba history. One of the many reasons I so wholeheartedly supported Obama is that I knew he would make Latin American negotiations GO SOMEWHERE as opposed to this stupid system we have in place now. It only makes sense that Cuba & America puts history in the past where it belongs and make a necessary change!

  4. 4

    We need to worry less about Cuba and focus on ourselves.

  5. 5

    Now that the US has communist leadership, I think we should travel and trade freely with all other communist countries.

  6. 6

    How clever of President Obama, that man is amazing. The Cuban people are good people and there is no need to contribute to their sufferings with a cruel embargo. One day a good Cuban President will do for Cuba what Gorbachev did for Russia. It is stupid and retarded to continue to hold a grudge against Cuba just because they kicked out the Americans who supported the corrupt government of Batista and also robbed the natural resources of Cuba. Viva Cuba !

  7. 7

    It's in keeping with the Obama agenda - to weaken America and appease and kiss the asses of our enemies.

  8. 8

    Now Obanna is sucking up to a COMMIE GOVERMENT. Maybe Bill Clinton needs some cuban ciagars for his new girlfriend.

  9. TRIVI says – reply to this


    It truly amazes me how ignorant some people can be in this country. Especially on this blog. It's pretty sad that people are so hateful and especially when they have nothing to fuel that hatred.

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  11. 11

    It's been a double standard for years. If the argument for not opening up Cuba is human rights and communism or something that happened over 40 years ago then get over it. We trade freely with China so whats the difference?

  12. 12

    I visited Cuba last year, it is a wonderful place and the people seem very happy,
    i don t think the majority of them care less about the US embargo and it would be a shame to spoil Havana with MacDonalds and Pizza Huts!

  13. 13

    Re: SlickWilley – Hey sport, haven't you noticed the cold war is over ? Get over your obsession or your ignorance.

  14. 14

    Why not try effectively improving our own economy before committing us to helping out some other country's economic mess.

  15. 15

    In other words, lets go build walmarts and McDonalds there, YUCK!
    The US should keep the channels open but we SHOULD NOT TAKE OVER like we usually do to every Latin American country that lets us.

  16. 16

    Re: Secret Message
    You should get in a boat and fuck yourself!

  17. 17

    Re: Matrix
    Do you even know the definition of communism you twit?!

  18. 18

    Re: Mr. Strat
    We are their enemies, not the other way around! Learn your history before you speak ignorance. but then again, it is the US and we're known for just that.

  19. 19

    Re: TRIVI
    Sad isn't it. It's called being a brainwashed American. Our schools teach us nothing but propaganda from early on. But of course it's not "propaganda, it's called "American History" in our school systems. They believe everything the media tell thems, especially if its on the news, which is the #1 outlet for lies.

  20. 20

    Re: tallguy10
    There's a reason why the economy here isn't fixed. As long as the wealthy keep their millions, the economy is AOK. Haven't you heard Fox News say how the economy has been improving… Sure it's improving, but only for the rich.

  21. 21

    WHY would we give aid to Cuba? The United States has been strongly against communism for decades now, starting during WWI up until now, considering we still have strict restrictions. Does Obama not know at all what this country stands for?? Communism is like Capitalism's arch enemy! We have avoided it as much as possible for decades, and now this?! We're supposed to be AGAINST their economy and way of life (and most are because communisn does NOT work,and Cuba's a prime example of that statement) and we have been until this guy comes into the presidency. GREAT job obama!