The White House keeps saying that this trip will chart a new course for people-to-people relations, but all that Obama’s appeasement of the Castro dictatorship has done so far is create a channel for inside deals between large corporations and the Cuban military, which holds all the keys to the island’s economy. The effect will not be liberalization but rather the institutionalization of the Communist dictatorship as the profits from this détente will line the pockets not only of Fidel and Raul Castro, but also of Raul’s son, Alejandro Castro Espin.Cruz goes on at great length in the opinion piece that casts Obama in a dark, devious light, seeing the president in bed with dictators and torturers, for his trip to Cuba.
Corporate cronyism, meet communist totalitarianism.
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