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We have so much to learn from Cuba

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 05:43 UTC
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By Robert F Kennedy Jr. (*) - In early December, President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than five decades of a misguided policy which my uncle, John F. Kennedy, and my father, Robert F. Kennedy, had been responsible for enforcing after the U.S. embargo against the country was first implemented in October 1960 by the Eisenhower administration. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    So here we have a member of probably the most powerful dynasty in America walking through the streets of Cuba with tears in his eyes by the look of it.

    He laps up the Marxist crap about medical care as if it had a grain of truth. Ask Chubbt Chavez who was misdiagnosed by the Cuban twats with stethoscopes and his real cancer blinded to treatment by the use of the wrong dose of poisons and that did for him.

    The only thing that kept the Castro cunts in power were the Castros, the yanks could do nothing about it.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Their power faded long ago. Of all of the Kennedys.....he was not that bad a guy. All my years in Mass......I never voted for a Kennedy. Their influence faded maybe a decade before Ted's death.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Mr Kennedy, don't you have access to the thoughts of your uncle? Cuba is still communist and dictatorial. It still 'benefits' from its theft of the possessions of U.S. and other citizens.

    You don't seem to have any understanding of what a communist regime can do. It is quite practicable for it to present any facade it wishes.

    Here's a thought. Can you publish anything you want in Cuba, even if it criticises the government? Can you start a new political party opposed to the government? Is there an 'opposition'? Could the United States government move to Cuba and operate as it is used to under Cuban laws and procedures?

    Grow up, boy!

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    I am sure Batista was a lad on your early visit to Cuba........but where did you go on your most visit trip to Cuba? Or where you not allowed out of the asylum?

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    My wife and I went on vacation to Cuba in 2011. Incredibly cheap, friendly people and the authorities were friendly.
    With the exception of the turist facilities, everything was in severe decay. I found it extremely depressing.
    If Allende had succeeded, my dear Chile would have probably ended up in a similar fate...

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @5 Yes, and the state of Cuba for the last 50 years has nothing to do with the US embargo and everything to do with the Cuban government 's policies.

    There were plenty of other countries more than willing to do business with them.

    Bit like the FI and the RGs really but with a different ongoing outcome.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 05:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    Kennedy is a leftist imbecile. The people of Cuba are slaves to the Castro brothers who have looted the island for their personal gain. Yes they can read but only what Castro approves. By the way they could read before 1959. The so called vaunted healthcare system is a fraud just like Obamacare will turn out to be. In Cuba when you you to the hospital you need to bring your own light bulb and your own aspirin because the supposed 'great healthcare“ can't provide these. By the way in the pre Civil War South the slaves had ”free healthcare” so I guess Kennedy would support this also. Socialism, class envy and racial hatred which is the stock and trade of leftists everywhere are just a scam to seize power and once they seize power they steal everything in sight. Just look at the Ortega brothers and Chavez who died a billionaire on a less than six figure salary.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You ever go for treatment at the VA? It's much improved now.......You should have seen it 8 to 10 years ago.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD

    These are the most vacuous comments on Cuba yet during this entire saga. Mr. Kennedy's sentiments reflect such a total ignorance of history and lack such basic insight into the events pertaining to Cuba it is truly alarming. He doesn't understand why people would want to remove the Castro brothers? He couldn't discern that the embargo of goods and services is between Cuba's oligarchs and ordinary Cubans? That there are 2 currencies to institutionalize slavery of Cubans, now mostly black? That human rights abuses are what are necessary to defend the unjustifiable, which usually begins with the theft of all property? Disgraceful.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    I am old enough to remember both the JFK administration and RFK's primary challenge. What ever people may think of their politics I think that their courage cannot be questioned. And this statement continues that family tradition.

    And he is right - there are some things that can we can learn.

    This move by Pres. Obama is politically smart. He's managed to flush out the likes of Marco Rubio and forced them out on a branch that is supported by a small minority of Latinos. And they will still be out on that branch during the next elections.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 03:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Indeed, any and all illiterate idiots have a lot to learn from Cuba.

    Philippe

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They do have poverty wrapped up tightly and sharing all their knowledge on how to acquire it quickly with all of south america. And let's not forget their anti-democracy.......they perfected that as well.
    DO any of you kn ow that you can get jail time in Quba for talking poorly about......what is that asshole......oh yeah.....Che, yeah you will go to jail for talking against Che Guevera and not even have a trial.

    Yup.....so much to learn.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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