US Turns off News Ticker in Havana
As another sign of the Greg "let's appease Latin American dictators, especially Castro" Craig, the US has unilaterally made another concession towards Cuba by turning off the news ticker in Havana. The truth pissed off the Cuban Government and since the US doesn't care about reform in Cuba, the Obama administration continues to appease and make concessions. And what has the Cuban government done in return? Bupkis!
By Marc Frank
HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States has turned off a news ticker at its diplomatic mission in Havana that had long irritated the Cuban government, in another sign of efforts to improve relations with Havana, western diplomats said.
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Western diplomats in Havana, who asked not to be identified, said there were no plans for its crimson letters to be switched on again any time soon.
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The turn-off of the news ticker comes amid moves by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to ease nearly half a century of enmity between the United States and Cuba following Fidel Castro's 1959 Revolution.
Obama has already rolled back a number of hard-line policies against Cuba, including the news ticker installed by his predecessor George W. Bush.
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"STEP BY STEP"
"We're taking it step by step, seeing if, as we change some of the old approaches that we've been taking, we are seeing some movement on the Cuban government side," Obama told reporters on Friday in Washington when asked about Cuba.
How nice that this was done on 7/26 of all days.