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Forum Post: Cuba Denounces Obama Admin for Extending Embargo

Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 29, 2014, 1:59 p.m. EST by flip (7101)
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Cuba has denounced the Obama administration for extending the more than 50-year embargo. The White House authorized the trade embargo for another year in a little-noticed move earlier this month. Speaking before the U.N. General Assembly, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said U.S. restrictions on Cuba have worsened under President Obama. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez: "The State Department has again included Cuba in its unilateral and arbitrary list of states that sponsor international terrorism. Its true purpose is to increase the persecution of our international financial transactions in the whole world and justify the blockade policy. Under the present administration, there has been an unprecedented tightening of extraterritorial character of the blockade, with a remarkable and unheard-of emphasis on financial transactions through the imposition of multi-million fines on banking institutions of third countries." The General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba each year for more than two decades.



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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 years ago

Fidel Castro & a now post-revolutionary Cuba, showed the world that people’s participation in politics and society is NOT just limited to a singular USA-centric understanding of democracy. For example, democracy as practised in U$A - is non-participatory, static and fixed in time and practice .. for now!

Cuba,by contrast - is a laboratory where the process of democratization is continually in motion, an ongoing experiment to create new ways for people to participate. There is a need to Develop Mutual Understanding of different political systems and in so doing - to NOT be satisfied with either blanket condemnation OR idealistic political illusions ... BOTH resulting from refusals to deeply analyse the actual inner workings of each process in this thing we all allude and aspire to called ... Democracy!

A very sad truth in an Oligarchy Captured USA ... is that the US 1% would rather Cuba be like Haiti than its 99% benefit from a Revolution .. like USA itself had from its Colonial Overlords! Another sad thing about Cuba's Fidel Castro's passing away is the utter reactionary drivel that some still spew in USA .. about him and Cuba!! RIP Fidel Castro ... inspiration to millions worldwide but perennial bête noire to Oligarchy's Corporate Co-opted & Controlled USA!!!

per aspera ad astra ...